clean and simple monday

Hello friends!

It’s been a while since I last blogged – nothing earth shattering going on, just the normal everyday things that keep you busy!  I’m so glad I was able to get the time to stamp today – I’ve missed it!!  This card is for today’s clean and simple challenge at SCS, which is to make something using the Artists “rule of three”. 

Now, anything on your card can be in “three’s”.  The most obvious is the three rhinestones on the front panel, but that was just an afterthought.  My intent for this card was to use the red/rust color three times.  In this case the color shows up on the base card, on the sponged edges of the stamped panel and on the sentiment. 

Let me tell you about this background image – I found it at JoAnn’s last week.   I was looking at the clear stamp sets when I noticed half of the display was made up of cling rubber!!!!  YES!!!  More and more companies are going to cling rubber and I am thrilled! 

But what is even better is how they cling.  Some of the new cling stamps – like from SU and Hero Arts have a vinyl cling material on the back which is what is supposed to cling to your acrylic block.  Some of my large Hero Arts stamps just don’t cling “enough” for me.    This image, from TPC Studios has the image printed on the cling foam!  No vinyl!!  Just like a stamp with EZ Mount Cling Foam – only better because the image is printed on the foam.  And it clings perfectly!   And the set was on sale for 40% off!  It’s called Secret Garden Collage and comes with this image, a floral image and several sentiments.    I am in stamping heaven!!

The colors I used were all Memento inks – Dandelion, Potters Clay and a little Rhubarb.  The sentiment is from Papertrey.  The red cardstock from SU.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!