"Simplicity" and was immediately struck by not only the blog owner, Susan Raihala's, command of the CAS style of papercrafting, but also the absolute elegance of her cards. She also happens to have a great way with words and her posts are fun to read. Susan dispenses tips on creating simple cards with a lot of impact and has a weekly challenge (One Layer Wednesday #17). I finally decided to play along this week, which is kind of funny because she wants us to use border images on our cards. Border images are not something I have alot of and I discovered yesterday that at least three border images I do have at too long to fit on my longest acrylic block! Anywhoo... on to the card. I used this really neat Hero Arts border image that I do own called Large Artsy Circle and a sentiment from the Hero Arts set Thoughtful Messages. I stamped the Large Artsy Circle image on kraft cardstock with black ink, added a few clear rhinestones and then stamped the "thanks" in Close to My Heart Vineyard Berry for a little bit of color.During one of my wanderings around the papercrafting world I came across a blog called
My 2nd card is a little less simple and has nothing to do with the first as I didn't use a border stamp, but it still is pretty simple. After seeing my blogging friend, Heather Maria's, crackled butterflies I had to get my hands on some Ranger Crackle Accents. I had the chance to play around with the Crackle Accents yesterday. My butterflies did get the crackle effect, but unfortunately in the picture it looks like I coated it with Glossy Accents, instead. Again, all the stamps are Hero Arts: Heart Winged Butterfly and Outline Bold Flourish. The butterfly was stamped using Stampin Up! More Mustard and the flourish with Close to My Heart's black ink. Rhinestones were added to the flourish, as well.
Thanks for taking a peek.... hope you have a wonderful day!
Supplies: Artsy Circles: Cardstock: PTI Kraft; Ink: Close to My Heart black & Vineyard Berry; Stamps Large Artsy Circle & Thoughtful Messages; Kaiser Rhinestones
Crackle Butterfly: Cardstock: PTI White & Smoky Shadow; Ink: SU! More Mustard; CTMH Black; Stamps: Outline Bold Flourish & Heart Winged Butterfly; Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft & Memory Box