Pin It Now! I've been enjoying the One Layer Wednesday challenges on the Simplicity blog. Although I don't do a lot of "clean and simple" (CAS) cards, I find that often in other challenges my cards are not as fancy as those that win. (I know winning isn't everything, and in truth I have yet to win a single challenge. But, I'm competitive enough that I keep trying!)
The challenge for OLW20 was three images and a sentiment. I was asked to do a sympathy card for a grandmother who had just lost her husband of many, many years. I had the stipple rose stamp from Stampin Up, and I knew I wanted to use that because it would be very age appropriate. For my other images I used the bee from Bloomin' Beautiful, and a flourishy stamp from an unknown set. The sentiment is the new hostess only set Because I Care. I bought it for the lovely hydrangea, but so far this sentiment is getting a lot more use!
In keeping with my age appropriate theme, I chose to color in the roses and bee with colored pencils. I love how it came out, and my customer was thrilled. She said it looked like the sort of china her grandmother would collect. :)