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Clean and simple!

I'm sharing a clean and simple card today, using February's mood board for inspiration.  Clean and simple cards (cards with a lot of white space) are actually my favorite style ... I just want my clean and simple cards to have lots of personality!

Here is the February mood board:

The colors are metallic silver, carnation pink, French rose and poppy red ... so fun!

I started with a piece of smooth Bristol card stock cut slightly smaller than the standard 4.25 x 5.5" card size. I taped off (and protected with additional scrap paper) all but an approximately 2.25" strip of the card stock. (I would normally use purple tape to do this part but I happened to be out of it!  I'm placing an order at the shop today, because I was nervous using regular washi tape!). I then blended tattered rose distress oxide ink over the exposed area, spritzed it with water and splattered it with some watered-down red and pink acrylic paint (many products would work well for this technique!).

I peeled up the tape and extra paper immediately.  I love the resulting background!  

Next, I stamped the birds and a heart from Lawn Fawn's science of love stamp set in black Copic-friendly ink.  I used shades of red Copic markers to color the birds (R24, R29 and R39), with some light blue (B000 and B01) for the glasses and orange (YR16) for the beaks. I colored the heart with shades of pink (R83 and R85).  I cut the images using the coordinating dies, and added details to the birds with a white gel pen and glossy accents.

I used VersaMark ink and silver embossing powder to add a Lawn Fawn scripty sayings sentiment to the lower half of the card (the Misti tool really helps with long sentiments like this one).

Finally, I attached my card stock to a standard 4.25 x 5.5" card base with craft foam underneath for added dimension.

That's it!  Clean and simple with personality.  Happy Friday, crafty friends!


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