Before I get into my card today, I just wanted to say that I left a few replies to the comments on yesterdays posts, so please take a look if you can.
For todays card I have gone completely opposite to yesterdays creation. I sat for a while and thought what could I do today that would be different; I have, as you know, been trying to break the mould a bit as often as possible lately. Well there is nothing wrong with a bit of Clean and Simple now and again, especially when you need a card for someone you are not too sure of or are unsure of their tastes. So this is what I came up with
I pulled out my 12x12 papers and found this lovely floral shaped paper piece from My Minds Eye that I had purchased in a sale at the end of last year. Straight away the white stitching brought to mind crisp white card and the card was almost made really wasn't it. There is nothing Cleaner and Simpler than white, so all that was left to do was to find the right topper and cut a black fancy edge.
I still had Sue Wilson's latest die sets at the front of my box after using the border die for my layering technique recently. So I pulled out another coordinating MME paper, some black Kanban cardstock and more of the white Kanban 300gsm card that I used for the base. I cut the large Motif in black and patterned paper and the smaller motif in the white and patterned paper. I layered them up this way as I didn't want too much of the black showing through. I wanted the diecut topper to echo the colours of the paper without any of them, except white, taking over. My aim was for the topper to be part of the paper strip and to only stand out a little.
I was going to wrap the card in the ribbon before tying the bow, but in the end I decided that I wanted as little 'fuss' on the card as possible. The single bow was the answer. All in all I think it turned out pretty well.
Besides the initial reasons for the card, when I had finished creating it I also thought it would suit a male recipient (possibly without the bow) and would make a lovely thank you card or invitation too.
So what do you think, is this something you like to create or even receive yourself or is it too Clean and Simple for you? I look forward to reading your comments and finding out more about your tastes; I find it fascinating. Do you know I have even set up my phone to receive notifications of your comments now. I just love to read your views and see what you are all up to and this way no matter what I am busy doing, I can still check them and send quick emails if I have to now and again. I am getting so 'technical' these days it is scary. I even have a few apps now..... Go Linda ...........LOL!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a wonderful day. Be happy and keep smiling. Linda xx