Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fresh and Light

I love clean and simple cards and that's just what they ask for at several blog challenges that I like to enter.  One of them is Freshly Made.  This is their latest sketch.


A lot of times I'm inspired by my paper and this was one of those times.  Since it's been so dark and dreary, I wanted light and airy.  For this, I went to an 8 x 8 stack of PTI Hodgepodge paper that I got some time ago.  Here is the result.


 
I used a large flower Cuttlebug embossing folder for the bottom layer, then added a green layer behind the pattern..  The band is actually a stripe from another paper in the stack.  I cut the flower from the Paisley Cricut cartridge, 2 1/4" for the orange and 2" for the white.  I stamped the sentiment with Shabby Shutters.  Yes, I said "stamped."  I don't have many stamps and don't intend to acquire many but sometimes a stamp works best.  I have a fair number of spring birthdays, so I think this one will wait a while before it goes to someone.

7 comments:

  1. What a super sweet card ... love the use of the white space and the embossed background is so pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  2. I came over from Cricut & Grasshopper's blog. Love how you have done your cards. They all look great.

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  3. These colors are just the thing when the weather turns all dark and dreary! Love your embossed background and the sweet layered flower. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. These colors are so soft and pretty! The embossed background is perfect!

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  5. Love the embossing and how everything coordinates around the paper! Very fun, fresh card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  6. I love the colors and the perfect coordination of all the elements! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  7. How lovely! Great colours and white embossed space makes one pretty card! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!

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