Popping in again today to share some of my creative musings. I’ve had this card almost ready to go for months – you’ve had this happen. It of course looked very different and it needed ‘something’. I loaded on flowers, took them off . . . waltzed individual items from one corner to another and in the end what it needed was a little simplification. I think that ordinarily this might be one that I didn’t share, but I realized how much that scenario mimics life and it made me smile. How many times do we think we need to add something, pile on when the order of the day is to slow down, reduce the noise and clutter and exist simply? Well, my card is a simple one today, I left the piles of flowers and embellishments off because it just needed to be simple.
My card is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ and is decorated with paper from my stash that reminded me of retro wallpaper that you might find in an older house. I still think it’s charming so I decided to make it into a card. I simply added layers and highlighted the beautiful Quietfire Design sentiment (If You Don’t Believe in Miracles) with pieces of Spellbinders Deco Lux to make the panel pop. I cut the die template in half, scored it so that it would fold over my panel and trimmed the strips down to size. I love using small pieces of die templates when perhaps the original might overwhelm plus its just another way to get mileage out of your dies. For the sentiment, just to give it a little bit of interest, I layered on three shades of blue to get a subtle ombre effect.
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – If You Don’t Believe in Miracles Set
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Printed paper from my stash
Ink: Fresh Ink – Capri Blue, Amuse Studio – Cobalt, Amuse Studio – Navy
Accessories: Spellbinders Deco Lux, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon, Recollection PearlsHave a super lovely, wonderful, simple day!! See you soon!