Saturday, December 28, 2013

Clean and Simple 273

This is a really fun and easy card.  I've had these embellies for a while, thinking they were the same color!  Then I put them on the gray and saw the error of my ways.  You wouldn't believe me (well, you might) but the top and bottom ones are the same, a gray and white.  The middle one has a light brown tone.  The lighting makes them look really funky.

I quit buying embellishment before the washi tape craze came.  Because of my commitment not to buy anything that is disposable (like ribbon, embellishments, stickers) until my stash was greatly decreased.  There has been a huge dent placed with over 100 cards made, but I still have too much.  With that being said, I refused to buy washi tape.  And this card example from Clean and Simple 273 has some on it.  I may not have the tape, but I do have some stamps that look like washi tape (funny how that worked out).  At the time, I didn't have any grey ink.  I do like my cards to be monochromatic as much as possible.  I inked up my stamp in black and used the second generation image. 

The inside is the same grey cs with another washi stamp using the second generation.  The sentiment stamp is from The Stamps of Life, not sure which set but I do know I had to cut the stamp so I could place the words side by side.

Thanks for stopping by!  Traci


  1. Beautiful card and thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment...
    hugs and xxx

  2. love the layered flowers very pretty!!