dinsdag 23 april 2013

Colorful Clean and Simple

Today Virginia is guest designer at the Muse Card Club. She made a gorgeous card with bold stamping, bold colors and lovely embellishments.
 
And she still managed to keep it simple! I wanted to enter this challenge and made two cards:
 
At first I thought to emulate her card by stamping bold flowers with primary colors but I came to the conclusion I could never achieve that  fabulous clean stamping. So I dug out softer colors (soft blossom, soft lilac, soft green Hero Arts inks) and started with a little mask. Then I stamped a square stamp all over the card. The colors, blended a bit to much to my liking, but a little doodling with a black pen solved that problem. After a bit of searching I found three buttons, threaded with twine, to finish off the natural feel.
 
When I got my first card finished I wanted to do  a second card with colors appropriate for a man. Straight stamping with a small rectangle stamp (colors: navy, cup o'joe and forever green Hero Arts inks) gave me this look. The banner was cut out and the card finished with some silver dots. I also entered this card at the CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Bash (CFC99) challenge.

You see, clean and simple style doesn't always have to be about lots of white space! It can also mean colorful bold stamping with minimal embellishment!
Enjoy!

even the littlest comment is greatly appreciated!

7 opmerkingen:

Barb zei

Love your cards, Linda! Wonderful idea to add the black doodling around the blocks of color!

Virginia L. zei

Love your thinking outside the box (in this case, circle)! The design is very sophisticated and lovely, Linda!The placements of buttons and sentiment are superb! So glad that you join the fun over MUSE this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb zei

These are great cards - I love the overlapping stamping of the first and the colours of the second. Thanks for playing along with Muse!

Gillian R zei

What lovely cards

Jingle zei

These are really nice! I am totally loving the stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

ThePurplePlace zei

Hi Linda,
Love both your cards and the wonderful design you came up with!!

So happy to see so many members of our group playing along! I LOVE this challenge!!

Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Greta zei

Lovely creative cards, Linda!