Hello friends! Sorry that it has been a week since I posted! It was a hot and sticky week for sure! But the temps have been a bit better the past few days.
Besides being hot, it was a busy week as well. We had another grad party and the contractors have started moving dirt to prepare for the garage we will be building. In between the chaos, I have also been doing a lot of blog surfing! We had so many talented applicants for the Stampavie Design Team call and it was very difficult for Heidi and I to narrow it down to 5! On Tuesday I announced the new team members on the DT blog…you can check them out here.
Once again, I am in need of several thank you cards for DD to send out. But with the busy week I’ve had, it was a must to keep them simple! So this was a great opportunity to try the “tone on tone” technique to make a few CAS (clean and simple) cards.
I punched a kraft border to layer onto the kraft card base and the image was stamped with Baja ink onto Baja paper. Even the flower is sorta tone on tone since I layered one white flower on top of another. Besides using kraft paper, I felt that this technique was giving my cards a more elegant feel so I opted for a very scripty sentiment.
I had in my mind before I started that I wanted to use this image of the girl with flowers. Isn’t she lovely? It is an image by Penny Johnson called Penelope.
Here’s a close-up view so you can see the beautiful detail of this stamp.
Can you believe I used NO patterned papers, NO white cardstock, and NO black ink? LOL.
Even though this card is very simple, I loved how it turned out. I hope it shows how beautifully the Stampavie images can be used even when you choose not to color them.
I hope you have a nice, relaxing day!
stamps- Penny Johnson’s Penelope by Stampavie, SU! Elegant Greetings; paper- Choc. Chip, Baja Breeze, Kraft; ink- Baja Breeze, Choc. Chip; accessories- Martha Stewart Quilted punch, Primas, Colorbok Metal Dots, corner rounder.