Thursday, April 2, 2009

Simple, Clean & Fresh Design

Good Morning! April is a big month for birthdays in my circle of friends and family, so I wanted to get a head start on some birthday cards. I just recently received these two Paper Trey stamp sets, "Birds of a Feather" (an Easter Basket gift from my friend, Traci Major), and "Out on a Limb, Revised" and couldn't wait to ink them up. The stamps sets are beautifully simplistic in design yet so versatile and endless design possibilities abound! I wanted to create a clean, uncluttered, crisp looking card for this birthday, so I opted for a white scored and Cuttelbugged-embossed background. It all came together rather quickly yet, it has enough details to not appear "plain". By the way, I think that these two stamp sets are going to be well-inked and often!

Stamp Sets Used: Paper Trey "Birds of a Feather" & "Out on a Limb, Revised"
Cardstock & Papers: ColorMates Light Merri-Gold & Light Spring Green Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa Inks, Stampin' Up! So Saffron & Mellow Moss Inks
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch, Scor-Pal, Paper Piercing Tool, Adhesives, Zots, Scotch Pop-Up Foam Squares, Doodlebug Buttons, Gold Elastic Cord
Special Techniques: Basic Stamping, Dry Embossing, Paper Piercing


Cassie said...

Oh, Linda, I love this clean look with all that white. Just beautiful!

Chef Mama said...

I love this too! Cassie said it so well. It is beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, the PTI stamps and the beautiful colors and layout!!!!

Katie Renz said...


The Stamper's Touch said...

What a gorgeous card Sis! I love Papertrey Ink stamps! Watch out, you may get hooked too!!!!!


Linsey said...

Oh Linda, this is soooo beautiful! It really is so fresh and clean, it makes me want to do some real spring cleaning...almost, hehe!! :) I seriously have to get me some of those fabulous MS border punches, this one you've used adds such a lovely element to your already beautiful creation! You are as inspiring as ever, my sweet friend! TFS and have a great Sunday! xoxo