I’ve been playing with a lot of great colors this week, but sometimes I have to just step away from pinks and greens and yellows and oranges to just enjoy the beauty of a gorgeous image. Today, I’m sharing a card I made with just three colors (all neutrals): Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White. AND it’s a floral card. Here it is:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Snippa-Doodle-Doo. I just love the look of white against a neutral background. While I especially like pops of white against browns, I really like how it pops against this Sahara Sand. I simply stamped the floral image with Jet Black StazOn on Sahara Sand and then again on Whisper White. I then snipped away at the gentle, little petals and glued each one carefully over the Sahara Sand image.
- A Gentle Sentiment. I love for a card front to have a sentiment. Every once in a while, though, it’s acceptable to let the card be a piece of art with no words. I was about to go that path with this card because I just loved the entire composition of it. In the end, I decided to add a small sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. While it’s hidden a bit in the hardwood, I like that the sweet sentiment isn’t bold and overbearing. It’s a tiny, gentle hug, hidden in the lower, right corner of the card.
- A Horizontal Hardwood. Don’t you just love this Hardwood background stamp? If I were to cover the background of this card with the Hardwood stamp, the slats would run up-and-down. I decided to only cover 3/4 of the card with the Hardwood stamp and knew that turning the slats on their side would offer a great look. I divided stamped image from the clean space on the card with three wraps of white baker’s twine.
Stamp sets: Peaceful Petals, Sweetly Framed (Hostess) Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, White Baker’s Twine, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I made another neutral, floral card a couple of weeks ago. You can see it here.
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DOH! I wrote this entire post (including the title of the post), calling the stamp set Happy Watercolor when I used Peaceful Petals. Thanks, Dawn! I didn’t change the title of the post because that will impact the ability for people to click into the post who subscribe to my blog posts.