Hello! Popping in with two clean and simple cards today. First up is a card for Color Throwdown, Freshly Made Sketches and the Pinkfresh Studios monthly challenge. The idea to use my Pinkfresh ink cubes for my squares came from my friend, Greta. She shared a card on Instagram where she used ink cubes to add squares of color. I thought it would be perfect for the layout of Freshly Made Sketches. I initially tried it with just pressing the colors on to scrap cardstock, but I didn't like that everything came out a little too wonky. So I decided to press the colors (Sapphire, Slumber and Key Lime) on to white cardstock and die cutting with a small square Spellbinders dies. I layered the squares on to a white cardstock panel and then added the sentiment (from a very old Pinkfresh Studio stamp set) and then added the leafy branch die cut from orange glitter cardstock. I also added white crystal gems from the Spellbinders Essentials Crystal mix gems pack and the little white baker's twine bow. And yes... I stuck faithfully to the sketch! Sometimes when you have an idea that is a good as this one you just need to go with it!
This next card is for the MFT Design Superstar challenge. I love creating clean and simple cards and so I had to play along with the challenge. I used the MFT Spread Your Wings mini stamp set and matching dies. I stamped 3 of the butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colors with Copic markers in shades of blue-green. After coloring and die cutting the butterflies I added some silver Nuvo Crystal Drops to the bodies of the butterflies as well as little dots on the wings. Then I figured out how I wanted to arrange the butterflies on my card front. I used two retired MFT die sets (Mini Stitched Scalloped rectangles and ovals) for the main panel and the small oval. I was going to use a light gray panel, but decided to go with all white in the background so the butterflies would pop. I arranged them in a manner that draws in your eye and adhered them to the card front along with the sentiment. I almost added more dots of the Nuvo drops, but decided that in this case less is more!
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