Sunday, March 31, 2013

Something Simple ...

I do love simple cards ... well i love making just about any card, but sometimes clean and simple is just best.  

Sometimes when i sit down to create I get a little overwhelmed with my stash ... so here's my secret ... I pick two pieces of paper that work together, one accent colour and then i sit myself down to create.

In this case i choose Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock.  I also knew that my accent colour would be some form of blue.  This trio of colours always works ... so it's my favourite "go to" colour palette.

For each card, i ran the card front through the honey comb embossing die.  I then place a doily on each card front and worked from there.

I stamped a couple of hummingbirds on this doily as well as a sentiment. I wrapped the card front in bakers twine, tied on a bow and a fabulous clock charm ... and done!  Two cards in very little time, and i did it without hauling out my entire stash ...

So give it a try, limit yourself to three colours and see what you can come up with in 20 minutes or less.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and hope you all had a fabulous Easter!

peace, love & paper


Kathy said...

Oh Jo! These are stunning! I especially love the first one with the bottle cap. Very pretty!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Simple, yet so elegant! Love the doily and embellishment...especially the bottle cap.

Izzy said...

Very pretty cards!