that let's you achieve a Clean And Simple card. ;-)
Not sure why I find them so stinkin' difficult to do, but boy do I!
Do you find clean and simple
easy or tricky?
Since I love these stickers:
I didn't want to miss
this Clean & Simple challenge:
(CFC43 until Wed. 14th at 11:59 pm)
The first two cards may not
be truly clean and simple, but if the third one
isn't too clean, then I'll eat my stamps! :-D
A small & tall card
(6-1/4" tall x 3-3/8" wide)
The flower image is my new number one stamp fave:
Hero Arts Large Flower Background cling stamp
2) Heat embossed with white embossing powder.
3) Painted with Distress Inks (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Pumice Stone)
Such a fun technique to do...
Hopefully you can see some of the shimmer in this photo:
Do you like creating sayings for cards?
Sentiments are where I get lazy.
They make me cringe since I can never stamp
them perfectly. Let's just say Hooray for Stickers!
This sticker is just cut up & stuck on watercolour paper:
(and it's on some blue cardstock too). Super fast!
A square & sloppy card:
(5 inches square)
The background stamping is that Hero Arts Large Flower background again
(masked off & stamped messily in Colorbox white ink (with rough lines
drawn around it in black pen & splatters of watery white paint).
The "... I love you ..." sticker is stuck on a little bit of printed
(miniscule) text & I used Copic markers to colour on top of the sticker:
I just smudged the Copics while they were still wet, with a finger tip.
Then added a bit of black hand stitching on the tag.
(5-1/2" tall x 4-1/4" wide)
pierced & stitched:
the paper stronger (and I found it made the stitched letters look so much tidier too!)
Plus, how cute is that font, hey?
The hearts are from a teeny punch that was $1.50 at Michael's:
I stuck a piece of Distress-inked paper under them (inks: mustard seed,
broken china, spiced marmalade).
Here are the stickers I used, in case you're curious
(they're highlighted in turquoise). I cut the brown "thank
you" out of the circle for the first card.
We've Got Your Sticker - Thanks:
Sticker Sentiments - Love:
Hope you are having the
most delightful of weeks!
P.S. full disclosure: I received the SRM stickers for free back in the day as part of design team work.
P.P.S. The coloured sticker on card number 2 was inspired by this amazing scrapbook page by Corrie Jones on the SRM blog.