I love the look of clean, simple cards and have decided to commit to doing more of them. Today’s card is a good example of quick and clean. It also demonstrates that it is OK to mix stamp sets and, heaven forbid, mix different stamps from different companies . . . you get a very custom look that way. I love Stampin’ Up!’s stamps and beautifully coordinated inks, papers and accessories. Makes my life so much easier. However, a little diversion is fun and creative. Lightening hasn’t struck me down for doing it yet . . . but if I don’t post tomorrow . . . .
The Chocolate Chip card base is dotted with a wonderful little round guy from Papertrey’s Beautiful Blooms set. Instant polka dot magic! I then stamped Very Vanilla with one of the limbs from Stampin’ Up!’s Stem Silhouettes (retired but a limb from any set will work) in Chocolate Chip. Another, larger solid circle stamp in River Rock came out to play (Papertrey Butterfly Kisses) and was stamped as a "flower" on each of the 3 stems. I then layered the little guy I used for the background on top in Old Olive. Finally, I added the dotted leaf image (2 large and 1 small) in Chocolate Chip (also from Beautiful Blooms). This stem typically has a more rustic feel . . . but the few extra touches really bring out some retro razzmatazz.
The edges of the Very Vanilla layer were pierced and adhered to an Old Olive mat. I added Stampin’ Up!’s Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment is simply "delightful" in Old Olive from SU’s "It’s All Good" set. "Delightful" got a punch with the 1" Circle Punch and is layered on a Very Vanilla 1 1/4" circle. Both are attached by a few dimensionals to a Scalloped Circle in River Rock. I added a little Chocolate Chip dot to each scallop because, I felt like it 🙂
Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Sets: Stem Silhouettes (retired), It’s All Good (109308), Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms and Butterfly Kisses
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650), River Rock (10864)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (100908)and Marker (100071), Old Olive (102277), River Rock (109010)
Cool Tools: Scalloped Circle Punch (109043), 1" (109046)and 1 1/4" (104403)Circle Punches, Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Crafter’s Tool Kit)
Perfect Touches: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109054), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)