Thursday, June 28, 2012

Simplicity Style

One of my favorite "clean and simple" stamping blogs is Simplicity by LateBlossom.  Susan does great work with minimal layers, lots of white space, and design principles.  This card was inspired by her work.

This is also a good masculine card - no ribbon, bling, or frills.  :)

Stamps: Round & Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black (Versafine)
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI) Just Chillin’ Boy (Making Memories)
Accessories: corner rounder punch (EK Success)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Digging through the archives...

This past year I was President of my local moms' club, so that took up a lot of my free time while stamping took a backseat.  Now that (1) my presidential stint is over at the end of June, (2) my kids are getting a little older and can entertain themselves a little better (my oldest will be a kindergartener! sniff!), and (3) my card stash is looking dangerously low, I am looking forward to more cardmaking (and blogging!) 

I was digging through my archives of card photos and found some great ones that I never got around to posting.  Here is my sister-in-law's bridal shower invite (those black lines are personal info that I redacted).

Had to make like 30 of these suckers, so they had to be easy to make assembly-line style, plus flat enough to mail.  I was really pleased with these!  Her entire shower was black and white damask themed, which I thought was super classy. 

Stamps: Studio G
Black (Versamark)
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); black and white damask (Target)
Accessories: Scallop border punch (SU); Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); Black grosgrain ribbon (SU)