Monday, May 2, 2011

Clean and Simple

Good Morning Papercrafters.  Today I am trying to keep it clean and simple.  You could whip up these cards in no time at all using Layers of Colors art stencils and stamps.  They coordinate so beautifully.



Stamps : “Butterfly Collector“ and “Sent With Love” by Layers of Color
Stencil : “Botanical Swirls” by Layers of Color
Glitter : Stampendous 2-Way Glue pen by Zig

Create A2 card with kraft cardstock. Mask of 1/3 of card vertically.
Stencil vine pattern with green ink. Stamp butterfly’s on front of card
and on another piece of kraft paper. Trim butterflies (except antenna’s)
and adhere over butterflies on front popping up wings slightly.
Embellish butterfly bodies with glitter. Stamp sentiment on kraft paper
and cut with oval punch. Ink edges. Pop off front of card. Ink edges of
card with black ink. Add ribbon.


Stamps : “Backyard Birds“ and “Sent With Love” by Layers of Color
Stencil : “Natural Flourish” by Layers of Color
Ribbon : Double-sided - Offray
Create A2 card with kraft cardstock. Stencil on flourish with green
ink. Stamp sentiment. Stamp bird on front of card and again on another
piece of kraft. Trim just the birds body (not the branch) and adhere over
bird on front of card.  Add Ribbon.



Stamps : “Warbler“ and “Sent With Love” by Layers of Color
Patterned Paper : Canvas Corp
Ribbon : Double-sided - Offray
Create A2 card with kraft cardstock.  Adhere 2" x 4.25" polka dot paper across bottom.  Stamp bird/branch image and sentiment on front of card with black ink.  Stamp bird/branch image again with green ink. Trim just the bird body and adhere over bird on front of card, popping up
head slightly. Adhere black ribbon across card.



Stamps : Victorian Frame cling art stamp, Sent With Love and Backyard Birds art stamp sets by Layers of Color
Patterned Paper : Canvas Corp
Ribbon : Double-sided - Offray
Create A2 card with kraft cardstock.  Stamp Victorian Frame and bird on kraft cardstock.  Trim frame using Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels Fourteen and Grand Calibur.  Stamp sentiment.  Trim bird.  Adhere 2 1/4" x 5/5" polka dot paper across bottom of card and add ribbon.  Adhere frame and bird.
 
 

Stamps : Nature Walk and Sent With Love art stamp sets
Patterned Paper : Basic Grey
Ribbon : Double-sided - Offray

Create A2 kraft card.  Draw a light pencil line across bottom of card at 3/4" from bottom of card.  Mask off below line with paper and stamp flourish.  Stamp sentiment.  Add ribbon.  Stamp floral images on red patterned paper x 4.  Trim all 4.  Cut along side of petals to flower center on 2 of them.  Shape each petal by pinching sides and rounding.  Adhere these on top of the other 2 and then adhere to front of card.
Thanks for stopping by!
hugs,
Melisa

5 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful cards!

MaxineD said...

Melisa these are beautiful - just so simple but elegant. Love the way you have used the LOC stamps to such great effect!! I love those stamps and stencils :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Steph Mitchell said...

Gorgeous cards! I might have to 'case' them, if I may?

Jennie said...

Eeeks, love these Kraft designs Melisa! Lovely assortment and might case them myself!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

WOW! What a beautiful display of cards! You should teach a class with these, or submit them, they are fabulous CAS!!

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