Today I’m going for a really CAS (clean and simple) card – partly for time and partly because I really like the simplicity.
I did something on this card that I didn’t realize would be a problem until I photographed it. I layered white card stock on top of a dark patterned paper. I love the effect in person but in the photo the deep blue of the patterned paper comes through the white. I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get the white balance and went back to re-shoot it and realized that you could see the darker paper through the white if you look carefully … and the camera looks carefully! Oh well, the card works and that’s the most important part. However, lesson learned: from a blogging perspective try to avoid layering white over dark. 🙂
I used 2 stamps on this card, both of which came from the $1 bin at Michael’s! I love it when that happens – finding stamps that I really like (and use!) in the bargain bin! It balances out the ones that are a bit pricey that I just “have to ” have!!
I stamped the heart stamp across my white card stock using my stamp-a-ma-jig. Love that thing! I always thought I’d never use one – – – until I used it the first time. It makes it so simple to get your image stamped in just the right place (especially useful when you need to repeat a stamp). I stamped each row in a different color from a ColorBox pigment ink Queue – Jellybeans and one row with Stampin’ Up ink Brilliant Blue. Love was stamped with Stampin’ Up Tempting Turquoise. I highlighted the hearts around Love with Baby Blue Stickles for a bit of twinkle.
As I said earlier, I mounted the white stock on the blue dotted pattern paper and mounted that on a white card base.
A fun self challenge, buy a bargain stamp like these and see how many different ways you can use it! It’s lots of fun and you feel really good about the money you saved!
Thanks for looking and I hope (as always) that you have been encouraged to be creative.