Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Less Is.....Best????

Well, I am not convinced this is always true in card making, but this challenge to keep it clean and simple with a lot of white is getting me to realize that you don't need to layer and embellish a lot (or even at all!) in order to make a card pretty.
After I made the bird card, I decided to try another one using the same rectangle Nestabilities die for an embossed frame, and just use a different stamp. I have a darling SU! stamp set called "If The Halo Fits" but I have never used it. It has been driving me crazy, but it's just one of those sets that I couldn't seem to get any inspiring ideas for. But I realized the sweet little angel would fit into this frame, and all I needed to do was add the heart image and color them in. I used an Aqua Painter so it had a soft, blended watercolor feel to it. Again, I just couldn't help myself and I added some sheer polka dot ribbon. Oh, and I did use a little bit of Martha Stewart gold glitter around her halo. But I still think this falls into the "simple" catagory, don't you? I think I am kinda liking the effect. Plain and simple.

Tomorrow I'll show you my 3rd and final creation for the plain and simple challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!


~*Joni said...

I think these are gorgeous Sarah! Cards like these bring full attention to the stamped image. I personally prefer this style. I can't wait to see your final card! Have a great day my friend. :D

Tracey said...

Awe - she's adorable!!! Perfect!! Just because it may be 'simple' doesn't mean you can't add a little bling ;) super cards Sarah!!

okiechic said...

Just adorable, Sarah. So NIcely done.