February 19, 2008

Back in the old day...

Do you yearn for the simpler times? When it was just you, your stamps, some ink, and some paper. Remember those times? Occasionally, I get so caught up in adding "more" to my cards, that I forget that simple can sometimes make a big impact. Not to mention that is can be much easier to mass produce! I used no embellishments on these cards. Only, ink, paper, stamps and adhesive. Using just white CS and one other color (thyme green here), I created a simple Mother's Day card. Repetative stamping can make pretty patterned paper. If I wanted, this card can easily be added to, using some ribbon, brads, glitter, etc.
I then took the same idea and made a Father's Day card. Simple. Quick. Unadorned. But lovely all the same.

Paper: white cardstock (PTI) , thyme CS (SU), tan CS (Bazzill)
Stamps: Serenity, Happy Thougths (Verve Visual)
Ink: Dark Moss, creamy brown (Colorbox liquid chalk)

5 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

These are very pretty, simple and elegant.

Laura said...

Ii love simple cards, and it takes talent to do simple well! These definitely show off your talents! Both are beautiful and distinctly different, and very classy. Love them!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love how simple these are, Dana! What a great show of the Back to Basics. . .it's so nice to go back there and your cards are proof!

Mary said...

LOVE THEM! Elegant, classy, charming...SIMPLE!! I'm so jealous!!

Rein said...

Pretty card!