Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Quick Simple Card

Here is a simple card that involves very little coloring. I wanted to show you that all of the Artful Inkables images do not have to be colored intensely to look great -- aka, if you suck at coloring, you can still use these awesome images.

Here, I stamped the butterflies from Fairy Whimsey in timber brown staz on. I watercolored the ones on the white paper using certainly celery, but you could for sure use SU markers to color them in just as quickly. I added diamond stickles over the top of the colored parts for just a little bling. The layout for this card was totally CASE'd from this gorgeous card on SCS by Julie. I added the dots along the edge of the brown paper because it needed something and they just kind of seemed to fit. The base of the card is white, it is hard to see the white paper, but it really pulls the whole card together.

Stamps: Artful Inkables Fairy Whimsey Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White. Ink: Timber Brown Staz On Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, SU Slit Punch (to create scalloped edge), white sheer dotted organdy ribbon, mounting tape, diamond stickles

16 comments:

Ila said...

Both cards are Beautiful!! I'm referring to this one and the one in the post below!! Great take on the sketch challenge!!

jpmayo said...

I love those butterflies! Your card is beautiful!

stampin_melissa said...

So totally cute! I want to get this set out and play with those butterflies, I've just been sooo under the weather with this cold and ear infection.

Shannon said...

Great color combo - where's the prima paper? lol

Godelieve said...

It's a lovely card! Very effective with all the butterflies.

Nardi said...

Beautful card! TFS!

Velta said...

Just Beautiful!!! I am on my way to get these stamps for myself...They are just too darn cute. TFS :)

Amber said...

Great card.... I love the ribbon too!

Kisa Peters said...

What a clean fresh look! Love the colors and the crispness! Great card and pictures!

JenMarie said...

Soooo pretty!!!

Melzie said...

So pretty!! I love green & brown :) And stickles... ;)

Teresa said...

Love the colors and the design! Beautiful card, Manda!!!

Danyelle Kessler said...

You're right, I can see how the white base pulls it all together nicely. Beautiful job!

Lastel said...

Very pretty , love the sparkly butterflies !

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Amanda! I can't wait till payday. I can get Kristin Stamps too! :D

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Oh Amanda! I love the "less is more" approach to these beautiful butterflies! Wonderful!

~Tex