Finished up some more homework for the Clean & Simple Card Class. I am using another of Monday’s sketches and also the technique from Day 3 on layering die cuts onto the same colored cardstock for texture effect. I also utilized the Color Throwdown #174 combo for this card.
I used the smallest Beautiful Blooms II #3 die to cut a bunch of flowers from Harvest Gold cardstock, layering them onto a section of cardstock in the same color. I layered that onto Kraft cardstock and then onto some misc brown cardstock. The sentiment is from Verve’s Miracles Blossom stamp set. LOVE my Verve stamps!!
This is the first time I have tried the technique of cutting a little slit in the fold of the card to thread the ribbon through and not have to adhere it to any of the mat layers. I haven’t done it in the past, because I have this thing about wasting ribbon and I don’t want to use any more than I have to. But really, it was only about 2 inches more to do the full wrap than to clip it and adhere the ends behind the mat layer, and a bit less cumbersome, too. I think the experience may have me one step closer to breaking my psychological hang-up on this issue.
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I layered a couple of misc buttons from my stash that seemed to be a close match, threaded with some twine.
I know the class is about clean and simple cards, and I really tried to make it clean and simple here. But I feel like those flower centers are calling out for some kind of bling or shine or at least a center. But then I thought that might defeat the purpose of the layering die-cuts onto the same colored cardstock thing. So I just left them plain.