Thursday, May 14, 2009

Clean and Simple Cards

Recently I've been taking a liking to clean and simple cards. At first it was hard for me to imagine not bombarding a card with various papers and embellishments, but I had to try one...which turned into two! Plus I was really enjoying playing with my markers!

For this first card I basically copied myself only with different colors and used markers instead of pastels...And of course used Flower Fancy! I really need a new flower stamp set!

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Great Friend
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Acessories: SU Markers, Eyelet Punch

1. Score a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White at 5 1/2 and fold on the score line.
2. Cut a 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 strip of Whisper White. Use Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, and Apricot Appeal markers to color the solid stamp from Flower Fancy and stamp it twice on the strip so that the second image is lighter than the first. Use Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the detail.
3. Use the Eyelet Punch along the bottom of a 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 piece of Perfect Plum and adhere the Whisper White strip to the center. Adhere to card front.
4. Stamp greeting from Great Friend in Certainly Celery. Use Perfect Plum marker to go over the word "friend" and stamp below image.

For the second card I decided to use my Crazy for Cupcakes and Sweet Always DSP since I hadn't used it in a while. I also used the Celebrations stamp that I earned through the Get Connected Promotion in March. 

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Celebrations
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose Cardstock, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Acessories: Eyelet Punch, SU Markers, Stampin' Pastels, Dimensionals, Ribbon

1. Score 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White at 5 1/2 and fold on score line.
2. Stamp cupcake image onto a 1 3/4 x 3 piece of Whisper White. Color with SU markers and Stampin' Pastels.
3. Adhere to 2 x 3 1/4 piece of Regal Rose
4. Use Eyelet Punch on the bottom of a 4 1/4 x 3 piece of Chocolate Chip. Adhere piece of 4 1/4 x 2 Sweet Always DSP to center.  
5. Adhere DSP piece to cardfront.
6. Use SU Markers (Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip) to color directly onto Celebrations Stamp and stamp above DSP.
7. Wrap ribbon around entire card and tie to the left side of the DSP.
8. Adhere the image using dimensionals.

1 comment:

  1. Great cards. I also like clean and simple cards.