Monday, January 12, 2009

Live, Laugh & Love

It's Monday Madness time, and today I've created a simple geometric card using a little DSP a few stamps and a white A6 Greeting Card. Basically, I've punched out four squares all exactly the same size from two different but co-ordinating pieces of DSP (Designer Series Paper). To align them perfectly I've eye-balled the top left hand square, and then used a ruler and that square as a guide to position the others perfectly.


The sentiment has been stamped on another piece of cardstock. I've then punched it out using a lightly larger punch than I used for the DSP. This allowed me to have a boarder around the sentiment so it wouldn't get 'lost' on the DSP once positioned. I've then adhered the sentiment in the centre of the square tiles. I've then trimmed this, adhered this piece of cardstock onto the main card front which has created a faux dry embossed frame.

To position the flowers down the bottom, I've used Stampin' Up!'s AMAZING Stamp-a-ma-jig. This little tool not only allows me to position things exactly where I want them, but by stamping on the clear perspex I can play around with not only where to position my stamp but also the colours and a whole heap of other things. Honestly (and this isn't so much a sales pitch as it is a pitch to your sanity and craft supplies), if you don't have a Stamp-a-ma-jig, please invest in one. You won't regret it! I hope you like today's simple and quick card.

Supplies:
* It's All Good & For a Friend Stamp Sets.
* Whisper White C6 Greeting Card, Whisper White Cardstock & Fall Flowers DSP.
* Really Rust Stamp Pad & Marker.
* SAMJ, Fiskers 12" Trimmer & Scoring Blade.

3 comments:

Chrissie said...

I love this card... simple, elegant, beautiful! Might have to go and make one of my own tonight!

Marcia P said...

Oh I love this one. There is nothing fresher than floral paper on a white background.

Nice

:) Marcia

Makeesha Byl said...

oooh Love this....very simple yet totally elegant! GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! Love Keesh x