I want to be better and faster at card making. So I decided that I need to start doing some handmade card challenges. For my first challenge, I choose clean & simple stamping’s Fall to Layout #28 – Take two. I generally enjoy making clean and simple cards, and this is a very small challenge with no winners chosen, just to have fun!
So following their card sketch, here is my card:
I first stamped the image of the kitty from Scrapberry’s Basik&Ko onto paper made for stamp colouring. Then I coloured in the flowers and kitty with alcohol markers by Deco Time and cut out it out. Then I die cut the white border banner tag and glued that onto some pretty pattern paper. The banner was actually a lot shorter, like it ended around where Basik’s head would be. So I used a trick to lengthen die cuts, which you can read about from this blog: Simply One of a Kind: Elongating Die-Cuts. (You can also find lots of videos on how to do this too.)
Next, I die cut a little scalloped circle for the “for you” sentiment, made a little hole on top with my Fiskar eyelet punchers, and looped a small piece of baker’s twine through. Finally I stuck it all together onto a pink metallic linen paper using 1mm foam tape behind Basik the kitty and the sentiment, and all of that on top of a basic white card stock.
And there is my card! It is relatively “clean and simple” and didn’t take that long to put together. What takes long for me when I make cards is trying to find matching colours with my papers since I don’t buy packs or sets, just a random jumble of papers…. I am also a little bothered by how the pink linen paper seems very plain…but hey, that’s the point of the card, right? Clean and Simple!