Hello! It's gonna be a crazy busy week for me as we are preparing to leave for a much-needed vacation, but I had 5 -- yes 5 July birthday cards that needed to be made before I leave and I decided that they had to be pretty simple, clean cards. I struggle with keeping cards clean and simple, as I tend to just add this element or this embellishment until it is loaded with detail. But, I was time-pressed to produce 5 cards, so I set out on the arduous task of simplicity! LOL
For this card, I decided to not use any Nestabilities to frame the main stamped image (can you imagine that?), but rather, I stamped the main stamped image directly onto the card front, just adding designer paper, a border and a few Robin's Nest Dew Drops. All-in-all, I was pretty satisfied with how they turned out...now I hope those recepients of these cards don't get a peek before they arrive in their mailbox. Here's the deets:
Stamp Set Used: Hero Arts "Cupcakes"
Cardstock & Papers: Doodlebug "Cherry Amore" Designer Paper, Color Mates Medium Berry Red, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - RV11 Pink, RV23 Pure Pink, RV29 Crimson, YG03 Yellow Green
Accessories: Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesive, "Flame" Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Copic Coloring, Machine Stitching