Monday, 8 August 2016

Sweet and Simple

I like simple unfussy cards best of all but I find it difficult sometimes to stop myself adding more bits and pieces and risk overloading the card.

With this in mind, I decided to make a set of four small simple cards, same style but with different colours and sentiments. And then to make a very simple box to put them in that was easy to wrap. 'Uncluttered' was my watch word!

I apologise for the photos not being better -I just propped them on my bedroom mantlepiece!

Touches of Texture is a fabulous stamp set from the latest Stampin' Up catalogue. It has so many interesting stamps including several different textures, a two-part flower and a charming spray of simple flowers. Not to mention a sweet little bee and dragonfly. It's one set that's really worth the money.

I started by making four  4" square base cards in Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Wisteria Wonder.

I used the flower spray stamp to print the whisper white card mounts with either smoky slate or wisteria wonder ink. As the wisteria wonder was a little darker than I wanted, I stamped the first print on scrap paper before stamping on my white card.

I also printed inside the base card with small elements of the flowers to link everything together.

I used coordinating colour markers to colour just the centres of the flowers and then heat embossed the sentiment in silver.

After sticking the piece of card onto the base, I attached a few tiny pearls to the centres of some of the flowers. Hard to see in the photos but a lovely touch in real life.

I then made a very simple box using Wisteria Wonder card to fit the little cards into. There are many videos online to show you how to do this and i managed to make it from one sheet of A4 card. Before sticking the box together, I printed the same flower spray over the card and silver embossed two little bees.

I hope you like this simple idea. I think it will make a lovely small gift for someone, especially if you wrap it beautifully and add a nice tag and ribbon and little cards like this are always useful.

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1 comment:

  1. I love your idea Jane, so simple to make but they are gorgeous. I agree with you that Touches of Texture is a 'must have' stamp set. I love mine. Thanks for sharing.
    Christine xx


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