Brace yourself because today’s post is my most controversial post of all time. While I think many of you will like my super-simple card, others will hate it with all the energy they can muster. Either way, I want you to be honest with me about what you think (only if you love it). 🙂
About a month ago, I shared a card I made with Pomp & Circumstance, the graduation stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. Since the stamp set features a rather graphic sketch of a brain, it’s easy to dismiss the set entirely, so I suggested that another look at the stamp set might be in order. Some great sentiments in cool fonts, a graduation cap and a diploma – all could be very useful. The brain, I contended, was not to be used.
You know I like a challenge, right? I was determined to come up with a cute way to use that brain! Day in and day out, the image was on my mind (I guess you could say the brain was on my brain). Today, I have made a project that I think is equal parts soft and sweet. Here’s my Simple Saturday card:
- So, why the controversy? Good question. When I was done with this card, I was so proud for using the brain in such an adorable way. I showed two of my friends who are always so good about giving me positive feedback. One said, “creepy cute.” The other said, “kinda’ zombie-ish.” What do you think? Don’t you agree that “I love your brain” is a super-sweet sentiment? I chose two of the sweetest colors (Crisp Cantaloupe and So Saffron) to make sure this sentiment was sticky sweet.
- Thin, Thin Layers. This is a simple card, but there are several layers of cardstock beneath the sentiment. I knew I wanted tiny layers of color but was really happy when I layered in the white layer between the Crisp Cantaloupe and So Saffron. That pulled the whole thing together, in my humble opinion.
- White Embossing. I embossed the brain and the heart with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The white powder makes such a crisp and clean image that shines against the white layers of this card. There’s more shine on the base of the card – I used Whisper White Core’dinations card stock with a sheen and a rough texture.
So, what do you think? Please leave your comments below to let me know if you love this card or if you hate this card. HATE or GREAT?!? Those are your options. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Stamp Sets: Pomp and Circumstance, Hearts a Flutter, Countless Sayings I (Photopolymer) Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe Papers: Neutrals Core’dinations Cardstock (Whisper White), Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Whisper White Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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