Sunday, May 31, 2009

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's tip - Use patterned paper, simple images, and single layers for quick and easy card creation. This is a card I created for Mother's Day, a day I needed four cards for two Grandmothers, a MIL, and a step-Mom. I was able to quickly cut patterned paper for the bottom of the cards, leaving the top plain. Next a ribbon, tied in a knot vs. a bow (which for some of us takes a lot more time) around the card front added an extra pop of color. The leaf image, from a new Stampin' Up! set, was stamped on each of my pieces of pre-cut white card stock before stamping the floral image. I quickly colored the flower with watercolors and then mounted the image on one layer of color coordinating cardstock. My last step was to stamp the sentiment four times on white cardstock and then to punch them out with a 1 3/4" SU! punch. The fun scalloped circle is also a punch from SU! so it was super fast to punch out four circles and finish up my cards! Enjoy this week's simple card!

3 comments:

Godelieve said...

It's a beauty Kim! I'm a fan of your "Keep it Simple Sunday" cards :)

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful cards - very nice colors together!! :)

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful, Kim. It really is a quick card, and so very elegant.