This card ended up being a clean and simple card, at least as clean and simple as I get. Now you may think that it's quick and easy to make a clean and simple card, and it may be for you, but it isn't for me. In the case of this card I was actually planning on coloring on card stock and I spent way too much time going through my stamp collection looking for an image that signified "Celebrate". That's one part of the recipe for this week's Cooking It Up With Katie challenge #96. I gave up on that idea when I was going through the last box of stamps where I found a long neglected set of stars. Using such a big image makes me want to keep the rest simple. The rest of this week's recipe is use ribbon and a die cut which is how I decided on how to finish the card.
The star and the sentiment were both stamped with Close to my Heart "cranberry" on kraft card stock. The star was fuzzy cut around the edges leaving a small edge to give the appearance of a mat. The sentiment was die cut with one of Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tags Trio". The gold ribbon was picked to give the card a little more pop.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Close to My Heart "Shining Star"
ink - CTMH "Cranberry"
paper - October Afternoon "Report Card" dp; Stampin' Up "Kraft" card stock
miscellaneous - Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tags Trio"; ribbon; machine stitching
Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie #96 - Celebration with ribbon and a die cut
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Fab 'N Funky #123 - Celebrate
One Stitch at a Time #115 - Red, White and Blue
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys (hubby is a 4th of July baby)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us in the Cooking It Up With Katie challenge to "celebrate with ribbon and a die cut"