Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Birthday Flowers

Sometimes I like to go back to basics and use just stamps and ink. The clean, graphic style is one that has a timeless appeal and using minimal supplies to make something pleasing to the eye brings its own sense of satisfaction!

I thought the little inchie frame element would combine well with a vivid ink colour and lots of white space. Just a simple sentiment makes it occasion-specific but I reckon you could make a set of these, maybe switching up the colour of the flowers, as all-purpose notecards to make a little gift.

I used Cryogen White cardstock to give a subtle shimmer to the whole thing.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Inchie Style - frame and flower (Rummage Bin line)
Birthday Centers - sentiment (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Cryogen White

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Spiced Marmalade)

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

My type of card...love the simplicity but there is such a knack of getting a card like this just right - and youve got it!
There's nothing I like more,in trying to make cards using a minimal amount of stamps ect

Karen said...

You always manage to make something simple look so amazing Joanne...this is stunning XXX

Kaz said...

That'd gorgeous Joanne, I'm a big fan of lots of white space too. xx

Zoechaos said...

Love clean and simple so stylish great card.

Lesley Edmonds said...

This is lovely. Simply elegant. Love the use of space.
Lesley x

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Crisp and striking!

Janice said...

Great little frame, looks like a negative strip. Very brave with the white space.

Di said...

You always make "white space" work so well Joanne....fab card xx

Carol Plume said...

what a lovely elegant card Jxx love the crisp white and the vivid orange! totally Gorgeous xx

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Kathy said...

Oh, I love your "back to basics" card - the orange really zings

tracy said...

very nice joanne :)