CSS Release Week 1

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a few cards made with some new goodies from Clear and Simple Stamps.  They are splitting up this month's release into 4 parts- each one will be revealed on a Saturday in January!

Today they are featuring Birch Trees, Reverse Birch Trees, Alpha Clear, Symbols (dies), and Imprints 5 (links can be found at the end of this post).

I LOVE the birch tree images- I wanted to feature the difference between Birch and Reverse Birch so you can see which you prefer (or, if you are like me, you need them both!).

For this first card, I stamped the birch background and added a sentiment strip, a feather, and a butterfly.  I made the feather by stamping it onto white cardstock with pink ink, cutting it out, and flipping it over.  I love how it casts a pinkish shadow on the cardstock layer below it.

To make the butterfly I wrapped a pink piece of quilling paper around a die cut and glued it on.  Here's a tip- only use enough glue to get it to adhere- you don't want glue puddling up around the quilling paper!!

Using the Reverse Birch, I took a more masculine approach.

Lastly, here is my card using the new alphabet set:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you visit the other girls who are posting today!
Clear and Simple Stamps


  1. Such cool projects! Love how you did that butterfly quilling like only you could do!

  2. Wow! I love them all, but the first card is inspired! I would never have thought of putting the colour UNDER the feather, but the effect is fantastic! And that little butterfly is so cute!

  3. I'm loving that birch background, great cards!

  4. New to your blog. LOVE your style of cards! Everything is absoluately perfect.

  5. Oh what fun the butterfly is and the hint of pink... nice trick!

  6. Such fantastic inspiration! Your 'quilled' butterfly is AWEsome!

  7. Love, love, love! The ethereal hint of pink in the first card is fabulous :)

  8. Fabulous projects! I adore the soft serenity of the first - I think it's the pink ink and quilling treatment that gives it that magical touch! :)

  9. These are fabulous! The first one is just breathtaking!

  10. Gorgeous cards. I'm loving looking through your blog today!

  11. Gorgeous cards. I'm loving looking through your blog today!


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