Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A 30-minute (or less) card

My challenge to myself today: could I create a card for Todd's birthday and blog about it in the little time I had? My solution: blog challenges, of course. My layout is the Clean & Simple FTL116; I flipped it upside-down - but oops, I didn't quite put the sentiment where I was supposed to. Oh well! The colors are from the Color Dare challenge: Night of Navy, Pear Pizazz and Soft Suede.

The sketch used the Top Note for the sample, and why mess with perfection? I cut mine from pear card stock and added a strip of navy dot paper from an old hostess pack, then topped it with retired soft suede ribbon. The stamp is what else - Lovely as a Tree - and the sentiment is a retired single stamp. For the base I used naturals white with a strip of retired Christmas paper - the subtle Soft Suede stripe on the back side was perfect. All that was left to add was a thin strip of navy card stock and two brads - which are celery but look just as good with the pear here.

That's it - done! Sometimes a clean and simple card is just perfect. Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love the color combo and how you flipped the sketch to suit your design. Really lovely.