Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sweet and Simple

I made this card for one of the demo challenges on SCS. On Mondays, the challenge is a demonstratable card. This week it was a Simple as 1-2-3 card. That is a card that uses 1 stamp set, 1 embellishment, 2 colors of cardstock (plus a neutral), 3 inks and 3 layers for the main image. ONE EMBELLISHMENT????? That was the hard part. How do you choose just one? Ribbon, brad, ticket corner punch? And what about a background stamp? I figured that designer paper would be an embellishment, so that was out.
I decided on Soft Sky and Basic Gray for my 2 main colors. Then I thought that if I used Heartfelt Thanks, I could throw in Wild Wasabi for ink. I decided to use a green rhinestone brad for my flower center to make the most of my ONE embellishment. I used the circle that would normally be the flower center to make a dotted background in Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi. I am totally anal about spacing; I was going to measure for my dots, but it was too hard so I pretty much eyeballed it. That is a big accomplishment for me!
My card base is 5 1/4" X 8" scored at 4" then mounted onto a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" piece of Basic Gray. This is a great way to use a white card base but add some firmness to the base as well as a band of color around the outside.
For the main image, I measured the wood block. It is 2" X 3". I kept the cardstock a little longer so I could tear the bottom edge. I decided to mount the white piece onto 2 1/4" Basic Gray to make it pop, then 2 1/2" Soft Sky for the 3rd layer. I tore the edge of the white before adhering it to the Gray and then tore the edge of the Gray before adhering it to Soft Sky. I added the brad and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some, well, you know, dimension!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Soft Sky; Ink: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi; Accessories: Ice Circle rhinestone brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
Happy stamping!


Lorien Clark said...

That turned out great!

Beth said...

This is great - fabulous color choices and a fun layout! Beautiful job on the background, too!

kraftykathy1 said...

good job on the challenge, simple can be tough

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours. It's always good to get new demonstratable ideas especially for sets from the demo kit.

Debbi said...

It looks great, I love your background!