Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Clean and Simple Cards

Hi! I have two cards to share today because I kept my style clean and simple! I picked my color scheme first... Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, and Barely Banana. Very bright and pretty! Here is what I came up with...



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: The More the Merrier hostess set
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Going Gray classic inks; Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery cardstock
Accessories: paper piercer, White Signo gel pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Clips Assortment, Aqua Painter

I figured I'd add a sentiment to the inside when I'm ready to use it... I watercolored the birds in that pretty new color, Bermuda Bay! Once they were done, I added some Cameo Coral to the hearts and also added glitter to each one with my Crystal Effects. Next, I had to decorate the card base... since I wanted to incorporate all these colors, I thought it would be simplest just to cut strips! I added a little faux stitching to the top and bottom of each panel, and along the bottom of the birdy strip. I added the cute little clip and ribbon and adhered everything to the cardbase... pretty simple I think!

Since I still had everything out, I decided to make another card using this color scheme... here it is:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Circle Circus set, Hope Happens set
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral Classic inks
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay cardstock
Accessories: So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals

For this card, I stamped random circles from Circle Circus onto Whisper White cardstock. I matted it out and added a little ribbon to the side. I stamped and matted my sentiment and then stuck everything down to the card base! It was one of the easiest cards I've ever made and I still like how it came out!

Well, I hope you all enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping in!

-tessa

8 comments:

amie said...

OMG Tessa, when I saw these on your blog I thought - "I just saw these exact cards somewhere...turns out it was on SCS...... on the top of the SU! gallery page - they were 2 of the 4 cards featured as "recent SU! uploads!!!
they are adorable!!

Ronda said...

Both of these cards are terrific. Great showcase of the upcoming new products!!!

Jessica G. said...

Great cards! I love the bars of color on the first one.

Josee said...

I love these cards...very striking!

Nancy L. said...

very cute cards!

RoseOhio said...

Great cards! I love the flock of birds!

Rose said...

WOW!! You did a great job! I love the clean look with the bright cheery colors.

Mahmood Ali said...

Such a great creativity i really like it...
Plastic card printing
Plastic cards

 
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