I’m a huge fan of the Clean and Simple (CAS) look…I just can’t seem to pull it off myself. I come from the “More is More” school of card design, finding it hard to hold back from adding just one more ribbon, brad, or texture.
Today’s card is more of a CAS style than anything I usually do, although it still has more layers than a purist would use. It’s a pretty card, and an easy one to make in quantity. (Did I mention I haven’t made my cards yet? Are we wondering where all this recent discussion about “production” has originated? No mystery there.)
- All Holidays stamp set
- Shimmer White, Brushed Gold, Real Red and Always Artichoke card stock; Vellum
- Real Red Classic Ink pad; Champagne Mist shimmer paint
- Big Shot and Petals a Plenty embossing folder
- Small star punch; 1/16″ hand held circle punch; gold brads; sponge dauber
You can stamp on vellum with Classic ink – just be sure to give it plenty of time so it doesn’t smear. The Plenty Petals on the tree are brushed with my favorite Champagne Mist Shimmer paint and a sponge dauber.
To create the tree, cut your triangle piece first, then run it through the embossing folder. You’ll get a cleaner edge than if you try to cut that heavily embossing paper with your paper trimmer.
And that Petals a Plenty folder is GOING AWAY, girls and boys!!! That’s a mini-catalog item and if you want one, you’d better get yourself to my Online Store and click that Shop Now! button and order one! Pronto!