Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Back in the old days...

Do you yearn for the simpler times? When it was just you, your stamps, some ink, and some paper. Remember those times? Occasionally, I get so caught up in adding "more" to my cards, that I forget that simple can sometimes make a big impact. Not to mention that is can be much easier to mass produce!
I used no embellishments on these cards. Only, ink, paper, stamps and adhesive. Using just white CS and one other color (thyme green here), I created a simple Mother's Day card. Repetative stamping can make pretty patterned paper. If I wanted, this card can easily be added to, using some ribbon, brads, glitter, etc.

I then took the same idea and made a Father's Day card. Simple. Quick. Unadorned. But lovely all the same.

Paper: white cardstock (PTI) , thyme CS (SU), tan CS (Bazzill)

Stamps: Serenity, Happy Thougths (Verve Visual)

Ink: Dark Moss, creamy brown (Colorbox liquid chalk)

3 comments:

  1. YES! VERY lovely, Dana! What a great show of the basics! Awesome!

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  2. Beautiful cards, Dana! I love the framed look of the second one. There's something so refreshing about just white card stock and one color of ink.

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