Sunday, August 9, 2009

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's tip: Find good lighting when taking pictures of your cards! ;-) OK, that's not the real tip but I really need some good lighting! My old studio had these great overhead lights but I've got nothin' in the new place and I'm weary of my drab card photos! So...my apologizes for the lack of good looking photos lately! My real tip for today...Use a plain white background as the backdrop for a bit of color and a simple sentiment. I think I've shared a card similar layout before but this week I was inspired by an October Afternoon project I saw in their booth at CHA. You can see those photos here. Since we were able to bring home some samples of the October Afternoon paper, I thought using those papers on a project, asap, was in order! The squares on my card are from their darling Farm Fresh line, which includes an antique looking black and white farm animals print, lots of polka dots, plaids, flowers, apples, and stripes. Fantastic! I paired the papers with the Everyday Button Bits stamp set from Papertreyink as well as one of the stamps from the Background Basics: Text Style set. I also, for the first time, used PTI's Vintage Cream ink and it is just as luxurious as the Snow White ink. The tiny words from the stamp set stand out perfectly on my small square of dark paper. I was really impressed with the coverage and look of the finished image. A simple sentiment, also from the Everyday Button Bits set, finished off the card. I hope you enjoyed today's simple card...it only took me two hours to make. Oh ok, it took about three minutes to make the card and 57 minutes to sew on those tiny little buttons...LOL!

6 comments:

Teresa said...

I love this card - thanks for a great idea!

Donna Marie said...

You make the best simple cards!!!
Awesome!!!

Julie Masse said...

So great!! I love the simple layout - the dp of course! and the cute buttons!! :)

Ann Kranitz said...

I just love everything about this card. The dp, layout, simplicity, buttons.....LOVE IT!!

Kathi said...

Wow. Great card. I love the clean lines!

Jacqueline said...

Another beauty - they just 'fit'!!