Saturday, August 4, 2012

Birthday Flip Flops

I have been trying my hand at clean and simple cards lately -- partly because I love the style and partly because it's all I have time for.  I have to admit that sometimes clean is not so simple for me.  Sometimes it actually takes longer to get clean look just right!  However, this birthday card for my niece came together just like I imagined it would.  Here it is:
 After running an A2 card through my Cuttlebug with a linen impression play, I adhered a patterned paper scalloped rectangle that was cut and embossed with a Nestabilities die.  Next, I cut a piece of cardstock with a smaller die, stamped the image with Memento ink and colored with my Copics.  Since my Copic collection is somewhat limited, I added shading to the image by going over certain areas more than once.  When I finished coloring, I added the stamped image to my main card using foam adhesive.  Some rhinestone stickers and a stamped sentiment finished the card.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White)'
Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Margarita);
Stamp: Imaginisce Snag 'Ems; Papertrey Ink (Birthday Basics)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Stampin' Up (Dusty Durango) Copics;
Tools: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate (Linen); Nestabilities (Classic Scalloped Rectangles);
Misc.: Rhinestone stickers (Micheal's).


Laura O'Donnell said...

this is adorable!

hanes132 said...

That looks familiar... although even cuter in person! ;)

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so cute! Your niece will adore it.

Paula said...

Very clean and pretty and summery! Love it!

Leslie Miller said...

Hmmm, I don't remember seeing this in my email... I have the same difficulty with clean and simple cards. This truly did turn out perfect. I love the subtle linen impression on the card base. Hope you're enjoying your August!