Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Easy Sophistication

Hello Stampers! 

Today I've got a card for you that is classic and sophisticated, AND super-easy!  Sometimes you just need a quick card and this one fits the bill.  It features one of my favorite color combinations--- Basic Black and Whisper White.  It is hard to go wrong when using these two together.  You can also add just a pop of color in an embellishment--- say some Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard---to give your card a bit more "oomph," but on this card I don't think that's necessary.

Here's the card

The stamp set is Simply Soft (page 12) which is one of the amazing hostess sets you can receive FREE when you host a stamping party.  This is a two-step set, which means each flower has two parts.  First you stamp the outline, then you fill in with the solid stamp. This two-step process produces a great image and is fun to do.  And the clear stamps let you line up your images so much easier. The ribbon is found on page 195 and adds such a lovely touch.  I tied some white baker's twine (page 194) around the ribbon to scrunch it up, then threaded the twine up through one of our buttons (page 197) and tied it in a bow. With a variation in the sentiment, this could easily be a  birthday card, wedding card, sympathy card, thank you card, anniversary card, congratulations card, or just about anything.  In fact, it would be a great idea to stamp up some cards like this in advance, but leave the sentiment off.  Then when you're in need of a card to send off quickly, you can add the appropriate sentiment and your card will be mailbox-ready. 

I hope you'll take a little time today to stamp some all-purpose cards like this.  You'll feel so organized and on-top of things when you have a little stash of cards, all ready to send at a moment's notice. 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to come and visit me tomorrow.  I've got more classic cards coming up for your viewing and stamping pleasure.
Enjoy your Tuesday!


1 comment:

  1. Susan, this is a beautiful card! The simplicity of the images surrounded by the gorgeous ribbon and the offset button is really lovely!