Clean and simple

As I mentioned before, I am taking the Clean and Simple card class given by Jennifer McGuire, Kristine and Julie Ebersole.

This week Julie showed how she does a one layer card.  I thought her card was beautiful, but when I tried to reproduce, I found mine lacked “pizzazz” – not sure I would want to give or receive it… too flat, missing something.  I came to the conclusion that the flowers that I used were too small (hers covered most of the card – not so much white showing) and my ink wasn’t bright enough (she used a vivid red, really shows up as letterpress as she mentioned).  My turquoise is pretty, but not quite as punchy.  Then her sentiment is big and 2 lines.  Mine is small and one line.  So I will try again, but I will check for those details when making my card.  For this one, I will show my result, but I will probably mat the card on a brighter colour and add a little something to cut the white background.  I feel that there is too much of it.

So here is my card:

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One layer card – Clean and Simple class

Cardstock:  Bristol vellum by Strathmore (nice and thick cardstock – very sturdy for card base)Stamps:  Sweet threads set by Hero Arts for Basic Grey, Bonne Fête by Bonnidee (very old – not sure if it is still available)
Ink:  Color Box Pigment ink Aqua and Jet Black Archival ink for greeting
Stampin’Up 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (for center of flowers)
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