Saturday, August 14, 2010

White Simplicity

Sometimes less is better.  I don't always want to add a lot of layers and embellishments to my card, instead  I just want the sentiment and stamp to say it all. 

To create the template on the "Just For You" card I punched a hole in a piece of scrap cardstock with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  Next, I sponged So Saffron and Early Espresso ink into the opening created by the punch, then stamped the flower.  For the "Thank You" card I cut a 3" circle using my Circle Scissors Plus and followed the same steps listed above.  This technique creates a really nice background to silhouette your stamp and sentiment.  

For today's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Early Espresso #119670, So Saffron #105213
Stamp Set:  Just  Believe #116948 wood mount or #120453 clear mount
Punches:  1 3/8" Circle #119860, Word Window #119857
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain #119770
Accessories:  Circle Scissors Plus #112530, Glass Mat #112531, Sponges #101610, Dimensionals #104430

Stamping Tip:  Save the templates you created for future use.  Also, make sure the template is cut on a piece of scrap cardstock large enough so that when you are sponging your ink the ink will only show where you want it to go.  I hope that makes sense!  If you have any questions leave a comment, or send me an e-mail. 


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