Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Keeping it simple


This card is a bit of a departure for me - all that empty space scared me for a while but now I'm used to it. I've made a bunch of these 12cm square cards for a friend.

The flower comes from a hugely versatile stamp set called Stipple Celebrations which you can earn free if you hold a qualifying workshop. It features 14 stamps (the flower is one of the largest) and includes flowers, a balloon, a seashell, snowflake, bugs, baby rattle... it's one of those really useful "all occasion sets". I punched it out and mounted it on the gorgeous Scallop Punch. You know, I scoffed at the Scallop Circle punch when first introduced... but U-turns are becoming a bit of a habit of mine.

I love these colours together - once again inspired by the Cutie Pie range of Designer Series Paper.

Stamps: Stipple Celebrations (p19), Sincere Salutations (p61).
Cardstock: So Saffron, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White.
Paper: Cutie Pie (p73).
Ink: Rose Red.
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch (p80), 1 3/8" circle punch (p80), Scallop Circle punch (p80), 5/8" grosgrain ribbon - Certainly Celery (p86).

(All page numbers refer to the UK Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2007-2008)

20 comments:

  1. Great card. It is very pretty.

    Teresa

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  2. Wow!! Really love this, simple, but clean and spectacular!

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  3. This is a great card!!! I have such a tough time with open spaces too...hehe

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  4. Blank space scares me too. YOur card is darling and I love the ribbon tab.

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  5. I LOVE this card. The way you have your ribbon is very unique! I hope your business is going great in the UK!! Good luck with it!

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  6. This card is great - very simple, easy and quick. I like cards like that! CC

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  7. Wow..stunning...LOVE the layout!

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  8. Wow, Stipple Celebration fits perfect for the scallop punch! Great colors and love the simplicity!

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  9. just makin a card9 January 2008 at 00:05

    Hi Helen
    thanx for your comments it's great a feeling isn't it to be 'recognised' and receive a lovely response. You have a great blog going there and fab cards...
    keep up the good work (but isn't it addictive!lol).

    Mo x

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  10. Lovely Helen I have not found the flags as yet but going into Abdn again on Thursday will try other shops.
    Cna you email me your details & I can send off the day I get them
    DawnSilv@aol.com

    Dawn

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  11. Great card! So fun and bright! =) TFS!

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  12. wow what a cute and simple card...

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  13. These colors are wonderful together! The spaces look great - I love the clean look of the card.

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  14. Oh, wow...this is SO pretty! You do a wonderful job keeping it simple and clean...yet so fabulous. Not an easy thing to do!

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  15. Love your card. It's simple but elegant and you can make many of them without investinfg a week!

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  16. I know what you mean about open spaces! This card is simple and clean, but very pretty in its simplicity. I'll have to try some open spaces cards myself!

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  17. I love the simplicity of this. I especially like the little ribbon tag. And I agree with you, blank space is scary! I will try it!

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