Hey everybody! Today I have for you a very simple design. We’ll start with a picture, then some explanation:
See? Simple. It’s unusual and difficult for me to leave so much white space, stamp directly onto the card base, and forget about patterned paper and ribbons, but I really like the way this turned out. First, I tore a piece of scrap paper and taped the pieces over the card base so only one strip was showing. Then, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the blending tool to shade in the strip with yellow and lilac. Over that, I lightly stamped some writing in brown, then spritzed the whole thing with a little (homemade) Perfect Pearls spray and let the distress inks react for a few seconds. I removed the scrap paper, heat set the image, and placed the card under several heavy pads of paper for a while to flatten it out again. Finally, I stamped the swirly design and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I die cut the shape, stamped the sentiment, popped it up on foam squares, and added a single rhinestone for a touch of sparkle.
What do you think? You can find this card in a 3-pack in my Etsy shop. Just click on the “I Sell on Etsy” badge on the side of the screen to get there.
Have a great day!