Dramatic, Clean & Simple…

I’d be the first to admit that clean and simple is a struggle.  It’s not that I don’t like that type of card…I do!  But creating one means a brain freeze for me.

However, encouraged by the reaction from my peeps in class last week when we created a similar clean and simple card, led me to  create this one for you today…


Ah, yes, Washi Tape and Gorgeous Grunge splats…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red and Vellum Cardstock
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim, Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Textures and Thoughtful Banners (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Corner Rounder


  • The Thick Whisper White Cardstock base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Dapper Denim splats from Gorgeous Grunge, the square and dots border stamps from Timeless Textures in Basic Black.
  • Punch one Real Red Bitty Butterfly and one Elegant Butterfly plus another Bitty Butterfly in Vellum Cardstock.  Add all three to Floral Affection Embossing Folder and emboss.  Layer with glue dots with Vellum in center.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to back.
  • Add Washi Tape to card front.  Add layered butterfly to card front.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black ink.
  • Add this top layer to card front using new Stampin’ Strips…they are amazing!
  • Inside I have a couple of Dapper Denim splats in lower right corner and one Bitty Butterfly in Real Red attached with multipurpose glue.

How quick was that?  And I really like it…hope you do too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Inky fingers are a little thing…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!



  1. I love the red butterflies with the washi tape and grunge splats. It all goes together perfectly and makes a very striking card. Sometimes it is good to get out of our comfort zones and try new things. I’m not good at doing that, but as you can see, I’m great at giving advice!! Your “b-ism” is also great for a perfect summer day like today. I loved to swing when I was much younger and it brings back fond childhood memories. Yes, it is the little things that bring us happiness. Take care and have a wonderful week.

    • Remember the “B-ism” the other day that said “I dare you to spread your wings?”…I do!…B!

  2. Love this card. Funny, I was just chatting with another demo about how clean and simple is so seldomly used these days. This card is a wonderful example of what a strong impact clean and simple can give. TFS!