Today’s card was designed for The Card Concept’s theme challenge and for Freshly Made Sketches’ sketch challenge. Before I share the project, though, I want to thank Ardyth Percy-Robb who selected my last TCC card as a winner. I also want to thank Kim Singdahlsen who selected my last FMS card as a winner. Woo hoo! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I join the challenges for the inspiration and (go figure!) for the challenge. In the end, though, it’s always nice to be recognized. If you’d like to see the cards they selected, click here and click here. Thanks, Ardyth and Kim!
Without any further ado, here my Simple Saturday card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Style. The Card Concept team asks us to define the style of the card we make. While there’s not a lot of white space on this card, there’s certainly a lot of unused space. This piece of Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites in the catalog – I’ve been contemplating my strategy for using it for quite some time. The bold graphic of the paper, paired with the simple shapes on the card front lend to a Clean & Graphic card.
- Masculine-Feminine. It seems to me that most wedding cards are soft and beautiful – pink flowers, frilly script, soft ribbons. The man is often times left out of the design all-in-all. As such, I created a card that has both masculine and feminine appeal – it’s certainly a modern card for a no-frills couple. I wanted to honor both.
- Framelits. I used two Framelits to make this super-simple card. Can you spot them? I’m not even going to make you wait – instead I’m going to just tell you. I don’t like when people make me guess, so I have to assume you don’t like it, either. What? Some people like to play games? OK. Guess. If you don’t want to, here’s the answer: I used Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits and Apothecary Accents Framelits. After I stamped the sentiment (which, by the way, is a hybrid of two stamp sets), I cropped it with the below Framelit – not happy with how large it was, I snipped off the half-circles:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Four, Big News Inks: Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray Papers: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper Accessories: Project Life Labels & Cards Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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