Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Clean and Simple... From Me, To You

I'm constantly in awe of stampers who can create "clean and simple" cards. I decided to head over to the Clean & Simple Stamping blog for some inspiration. My card for today uses one of their sketches, FTL47. I didn't realize until after I made my card that suggested dimensions of each part of the card are even posted -- I tend to eyeball sketches and use them more as a guideline, but I know some of us like to go by them like blueprints. Either way, this sketch is a fun one!

I stamped the damask from Damask Designs onto my white cardstock with PTI Dark Chocolate ink, then I stamped over it with VersaMark Dazzle champagne to give it a subtle shimmer. The dark brown "strip" is actually satin ribbon. It was impossible to get either to photograph really well, though. The sentiment is from one of Verve's new sets, Just For You.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Damask Designs (Papertrey Ink), Just For You (Verve)
Cardstock: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Champagne VersaMark Dazzle (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Morocco Lace border punch (EK Success), Ribbon, Foam Tape, Thread, Sewing Machine.