Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Omitting "lots-a"

Habits are hard to break. And in my card making, I have one habit I just can not seem to break. It's what I call my tendency for "lots-a".
Lots-a color.
Lots-a layers.
Lots-a ribbon.
Lots-a embellishments.
And, of course, lots-a stamping!
I just can not seem to keep it "simple".
So, today I was working on my challenge card for the SCS DDSS. (I'll tell you more about that later.) The challenge for this month is this:
"....to send your sis a card that is clean and simple with a lot of white space on the card."
Wow. For me, that's a real challenge!
But, I came up with a few, actually. And this is one of them.
This has to be the simplest, easiest card I have ever made. I know- there's ribbon. But I just couldn't help myself. It's still very clean, simple, and has a lot of white space on the card. All I did was emboss a "frame" to the card stock with a rectangle Nestabilities die, stamp the bird image (in Bashful Blue ink using the bird from SU!'s Always stamp set), and tie the ribbon around the top. But, I have to admit- I actually like it.
What do you think?

I'll post the other two soon!


McBetty said...

GREAT job embossing. And the clean simple look is gorgeous.

okiechic said...

It's gorgeous!

Tracey said...

Looks great girlie!! them embossing looks fab ;) I think you executed clean and simple with plenty of white space PERFECTLY. I know many a person that would love to have this :) Have a super day!

Debbi said...

Beautiful Sarah! Yay on embossing the front of the card. Clean, simple, pretty...who could ask for more?