Monday, April 23, 2012

A Clean and Simple Card

Hi Everyone,

My name is Nanette and Sami has graciously invited me to be a guest designer for today. If you are anything like me, you struggle to find time to get crafting done. I find that work gets in the way of me having fun! LOL! So, since a lot of us struggle with time, I thought I would do a very clean and simple card. I got this idea on SplitcoastStampers. It's a great place to get some fresh ideas.

Here are the supplies I used:

Supplies: A2 Card Base
                 4" x 5-1/4" Yellow Mat
                 3-7/8" x 5-3/16" Green Mat
                 3-3/4" x 5"  White Mat
                 Embossing Folder
                 SP & Company Stitchery Doo Stamp Set
                 SP & Company Just a Note Stamp Set
                 Versa Magic Tea Leaves Ink for the stitching
                 Memento Bamboo Leaves for the sentiment
                 Piece of white ribbon
                 Viva Decor Pearl Pen (yellow)
                 ATG Gun

First off, I embossed the smallest mat with the Cuttlebug folder. Then I used the straight stitches from the Stitchery Doo stamp set and stamped around the embossed flowers. Next I stamped A Note for You sentiment from the Just a Note stamp set. I do have to say that Sami's stamps are great to stamp with...Nice crisp images. They also adhere to my block very nicely. Here's what it looks like so far.

Now, adhere your stamped piece to the mats and then the card base.

Finally, I attached my bow to look like it wraps around the flower stems then I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen to put pearls inside the flowers and below the sentiment (I just don't think I am capable of making a card without some kind of bling). I love these Pearl Pens. I have a whole bunch of colors and I like how I can make any size pearl I need. I also add the pearls as the VERY last step because they do take a little while to dry. I try to remember to put the card up out of the way. I can't tell you how many times I've forgotten they weren't quite dry and then I would smash a pearl...not fun!

Anyways, I hope you were able to follow my directions. Here is my finished card.

Feel free to stop by and visit my blog, Nanette's Card Creations. I don't have a lot on there yet but I hope you like what you see.

Thanks Sami for this opportunity to share!

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love CAS cards the best a lot of the time, and this one is def gorgeous. Thanks so much for guest designing for us today!!