So over-embellishing and weighing down my cards come naturally. I really have to push myself to keep to simple and clean designs. To not overuse something (like glitter) and let the card make itself.
I surprised myself last night. I got the colors from Kristina Werner's Design Blog challenge and sat down to make a card for it. I have a process, get the colors out in both ink and paper and go from there. Look for stamps that I think will work and then do a quick search for patterned paper.
Then I found a new challenge...A Spoon Full of Sugar and you were to use flowers, paper, stamps, etc. I just couldn't find any patterned paper that I could see on the card.
But the colors this week are gorgeous! And you'd think flowers would be easy. I really expected something "more", but I am truly happy with my card. Keeping it simple was simple.
I used a stamp that I bought after Kristina made a fabulous card with it. I love it! I can see using this stamp a lot!
Simple, easy peasy, no fuss right?
Please tell me what's good and bad about it! And thanks for looking!
Happy Birthday card details:
Stamps: Flirty Play (My Mind's Eye), Fancy Florals (Verve)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: ribbon, scallop circle punch, ¾" circle punch