I always worry about sharing cards here that are too simple. I don’t want the masses to rise up in retaliation and make me wish I’d made a more complicated card. That said, sometimes you don’t really need a card to be super-complicated. Sometimes you need a straightforward (and adorable) card that just says “hi.” Here’s a simple card I’m excited to share with you today:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Shooting Star Bundle. This simple card combines the whimsy of Shooting Star stamp set (the airplane) with the sophistication of Picture Perfect (the sentiment). They work perfectly together, don’t they? While the Shooting Star Bundle is designed around spinner cards (what fun!), the images are adorable on their own. I stamped this paper airplane on Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Gray and cropped it with the coordinating Sliding Star Framelits Dies. The bee, the beehive, the world, the moon – all are great images. The paper airplane just makes me happy.
- A Simple White Frame. I use it a lot – and if you follow me, then you expect to see it every once in a while. A simple, white frame around a focal point can really crispen it up a bit, don’t you think? If you are framing a piece of cardstock, a frame of Whisper White will do the trick. If you are framing a piece of Designer Series Paper, you’ll want the support of Thick Whisper White. Ever since Thick Whisper White made its way into the catalog last year, I’ve been free to crispily border anything. What fun!
- Neutrals. I’ve shown this color combination several times over the years because I just love it. Crumb Cake and Basic Gray are a beautiful combination of neutrals. I don’t think the brown in Crumb Cake is SUPPOSED TO work with the gray in Basic Gray, but I didn’t make the rules – I just know they look great together. If you also like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Shooting Star, Picture Perfect Papers: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White Inks: Soft Suede Accessories: Sliding Star Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Here’s a Stampin’ Up! video that shows you how you can create a fun slider/spinner card with the dies and stamps from this fun bundle:
What do you think? Do you love this simple card as much as I do? Of course you can spruce it up with different papers or sentiments, but I love how the simple accents of white really pop against this simple, neutral backdrop.
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