Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Don't Make Things Complicated!

Hey there! ... I think the post title will become my new motto.  If you're like me most cards require a minimum of an hour or two (or even more) to make.  I tend to toil over every little detail and half a day has gone before I know it.

Today I had this 'ah ha' moment because I needed two cards pronto and I was actually contemplating on buying them as my craft mojo had taken a hike ... yikes! ... imagine that with $$$$ of supplies in my very own craft room.  You see, I'm off on a little holiday with my mum tomorrow and time is precious, so I decided to just make them very clean, simple, quick and easy and guess what? ... I actually like them.

The first one was a request from my daughter; a birthday card for a friend.  It had to have a tree stamp or something 'naturey' and have a copper 'element' on it.  I did have some copper coloured paper in my stash so I stamped the cute little tree from Happy Scenes on it, cut it out with a circle punch, glued it on a doily and then onto some black card stock cut from the scallop circle die.  I cut a large white circle for the back so there was room for a message and made it into a large tag to attach to the present.  Laura was pleased with how it turned out.

The second one was super easy.  I just love the simplicity of a black stamped image on plain Kraft card stock.  This one's for my brother's birthday.  His obsession is restoring wooden vintage caravans so I side-tracked from all things, SU to purchase a Darkroom Door stamp set called Carved Caravans and this is the first time I have inked up one of the images.

I must remember to make more CAS cards to have in my stash!

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

Leonie said...

These are both beautiful cards. So true, some times the more simple, the more beautiful and elegant


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