Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SIP Challenge #64 Clean & Simple - Less is More!

Hello and Happy Tuesday once more. Lately it seems like my Tuesday Blog Posts are the only ones I have time to do!  Well here I am again with the Stamp, Ink, Paper Design Team and let me tell you this is one that is wayyyyy outside my comfort zone but I threw caution to the wind and tried to make a Clean & Simple - Less is More card.  Make sure you go over to the SIP Challenge Blog and link up one of your own if you are feeling brave.. lol  

So let me start off my telling you that I absolutely LOVE stitched cards!  Even just little stitches here and there add so much interest!  I even bought a little Jenome sewing machine to stitch on them. I seriously have yet to learn to thread.  Seriously.. don't judge!  lol    Well since I so wanted stitching, I decided to use my black marker to create a few.  Here's my card and I really ended up loving it even though this is not a simple style for me at all!

For this card I decided to use one of my favorite Unity Stamp Co. Kits of the Month called "A Summer Story".  This kit was from May 2016 and has so many beautiful images!  I started off with a Whisper White Thick card base that measured 11" x 4 1/4".  I scored it at 5 1/2" for a top folding card base.  Then on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped my treat cup image with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used my copics to color in my treat cup and then fussy cut it out.  I tore off a piece of Stampin' Up! Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape and adhered it to the lower left side of my Whisper White Heavy weight Cardstock base.  I used my Faber-Castell black medium tip marker to draw in some faux zig zag stitching.  Since the color of the cup background looked so much like Kraft.. I die-cut a circle of Kraft to mat the punched 2 1/2" circle of Blushing Bride cardstock for my sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Ink and clear embossed it onto the bottom portion of the circle of Blushing Bride.  I used my trimmer to cut a straight edge on the top of both of my circles and then layered them with Fast Fuse and used more Fast Fuse to adhere them to the upper right portion of my card.  I added three black candy dots and then decided to add a little shimmer by adding Clear Wink of Stella to the whipped cream.  I also added a layer of Glossy Accents to my hearts on my cup.  Here's a better look at the shine...

And that my friends was how easy this card came together!  Why don't I make more super easy cards???  lol  I think I try to overthink most of them!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I really love the zigzag faux stitch with the washi tape... Great idea! Your coloring and extra touches with glossy is spot on - I want to run out and get a Mocha frappuccino right now!! 🙂