Tag Archives: Clean and Simple

Thinking warm thoughts

Thought I would share something to warm us up!  This clean and simple card worked up quickly with reverse masking a circle and sponging 3 different colors of ink over it.  The palm tree image is from Creative Visions.   Kept the overall look of the card simple in order to keep the focus on the colors.  Stay warm and thanks for stopping by!

 

ferns

Hello crafty friends.  Here is a quick and easy card to do when you just want something clean and simple.

Versamark resist technique

fern

I stamped the fern image with Versamark and heat set it (no embossing powder) onto glossy card stock.  Then I sponged several colors of memento ink over the entire card front.  That’s it!!  Quick and easy but a nice alternative look in using those foliage stamps.  Just add little ribbon and some bling and you are done.

The fern image is from Creative Vision Stamps and can be found here.  You don’t just get one stamp – you get three!  A large, medium and small version. I used the large and medium  stamps for this card.

 

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grassy sunset

Several times a week my husband and I do a morning walk as part of our exercise routine.  Since we live in Florida it can get a bit hot and humid during the day so we get up before the sun rises and get in our 3 miles and often are rewarded with beautiful sunrises as we make our way home.  During those mornings when the sunrise is especially pretty it is like being rewarded for getting up so early.

So…with sunrises/sunsets on the mind here is a quick and easy card I did…

blowing grass sunset

The blowing grass image is from Creative Vision Stamps and when you buy it you get two sizes – this is the larger of the two.  It can be found here.  The sentiment is also from Creative Vision.

I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink then sponged various colors of memento ink to create the sunset colors.  The sponging technique is quick and easy and with the right color combination can create beautiful backgrounds.

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ice skates

It’s been many, many years since I’ve been ice skating.  As a child we would skate on the frozen ponds near the house – and then in the 70’s an ice skating rink was built in town so we did not have to be at the mercy of the weather! In college (University of Connecticut) there was an outdoor rink and one semester I took lessons with the skate club.  I remember it being so very cold.  Now that I live in Florida there are many roller rinks but no ice rinks but honestly I don’t miss the cold!!

But I want to reminisce about the wonderful winter activities so here is my ice skating card.

ice skate

It is done in a very clean and simple way – the coloring is just some blue-green copic markers with grey for shading.  A embossed background adds a little texture. The dark cardstock is grey a although it looks black in the photo.

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Christmas stocking

 

Hello once again crafty friends!  Are you in the holiday spirit yet?  I am continuing my post featuring holiday cards I’ve done this year and this is one of my favorites…

christmas stocking

 

The stocking  image is a digital stamp from Monika Martinson – she is from Sweden and I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it!  It was colored with copic markers and love how she drew in the contents.  The background of snowflakes was done on my silhouette!  I took a cut file of snowflakes and turned off the cut lines and colored the images trying to match closely the blue I used for the ornaments in the stocking.  I don’t know why it did not dawn on me before to use the silhouette images to create print backgrounds, but it adds a whole new way of looking at those images.

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