Simple…And Beautiful

I love layers (that’s an understatement believe me) and the more embellishments the happier.  But, sometimes simple well-designed cards will make me pause and consider how peaceful and beautiful simple can be.  That was the case when I saw Frances Martin make this card and I have almost totally “cased” her design for an upcoming class (thank you Frenchie!).  I’m sure all the girls will love this design and hopefully my color combination.

Here’s the card…


Pretty sure you could use this card as is for many occasions, but the sentiment certainly could be changed to fit whatever your occasion is.  If you’d like to give this one a try, here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Early Expresso

Stamps:  Flower Shop and Regarding Dahlias (sentiment)

Tools and Embellishments:  Pansy Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits


5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.  Crisp Cantaloupe layer measures 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  The Very Vanilla layer measures 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Attach the Very Vanilla layer to the Crisp Cantaloupe layer before cutting with the Apothecary Framelit.  Attach the large layer to the Crumb Cake card with dimensionals.  Stamp your sentiment on the framelit layer and add double dimensionals to the back before attaching to the card.  This lifts this layer above the larger layer.  Stamp you choice of flowers on Very Vanilla and punch with Pansy Punch and attach some with adhesive and some with dimensionals to give subtle texture.  Don’t forget to make a matching layer inside the card and use your flowers on the envelope, too!

I plan to make more of these in different color combinations.  Hope you are inspired to create this simple card.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”How’s your day?  🙂 or 🙁   …you get to pick!”

I’m off to Tucson tomorrow for a demo retreat…so excited to meet everybody and learn new things!  I’ll post pics when I get back.  Stop by the blog because I have posts ready for you while I’m gone.

Be inky…be happy…