I was feeling the need for sleek simplicity when I made this card. Does that feel good to you sometimes, too? Now, I’m all for layers and panels and bits overlapping or peeking from behind. Fancy brads and pretty buttons, photo turns and opulent ribbons and trims will turn my head into the next century, as the overfilled drawers in my stamp room will testify. The quest for ever more original and interesting designs is perpetual and mind boggling and ultimately I come to this place — where I need to rest…just ease down and take a slow, deep breath and fill myself with a fresh creative outlook. In time I’ll wander away and lose sight of this tranquil place but I’ll always find my way back again. I’ll remember how much I enjoyed my visit.
Today’s card, along with the previous paragraph, are from an August, 2007 blog post. That was back when I had plenty of Stella to work with. It was also from my old blog, which I’ve never been able to successfully import to this blog. I’ve been thinking about simply copying some of the tutorials at least, into new posts here.
For now, I’ll just share this card. It’s simple, but I like it, and I didn’t have time to make a new Stella card this weekend. I have other projects that need doing before I run out of time. Hope you don’t mind! If you’d like to see the full post which accompanies this card, you can find it here. It includes more photos and information on creating a frame with a square punch, as well as a how-to on out of the box cutting (which probably everyone already knows how to do. Cardmaking has become so sophisticated so quickly!).
I must run now! I hope you’re having a good week!
Stamps: Oh So Lovely, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Garden Silhouettes (the word, “Lovely”) – All Stampin’ Up! Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, BasicGrey Stella Ruby DP Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Creamy Caramel, markers: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery Accessories: 1 3/8″ square punch, pink taffeta ribbon, Scotch brand dimensional mounting tape