I hear all the time how stampers think that they have to keep adding more and more to their cards or pages to make them feel complete, and all I have to say to that is – MALARKEY!! Think about it, what has more impact… a little black dress with the right shoes or a stunning necklace, or an ornate frilly formal gown? I don’t know about you, but for me it’s the little black dress- but that could be cause I am a SUCKER for shoes, LOL!!
Seriously though, I think many make the act of creating something WAY more complex and difficult than it needs to be. I created these adorable thank you cards for ALL of my Hostess Club members for this month, I always look forward to sending them a little something! I did get a little help from ColorQ with a color challenge, and the colors for this one is Strawberry Slush, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie and Black! I used Old Olive instead but you can hardly tell.
There are only a few elements to this card- my FLOWER GARDEN EMBOSSING FOLDER created the background interest, then I took my FAV stamp set GORGEOUS GRUNGE to create the splash of color along the side. Then I used some simple CANDY DOTS to bring a bit of POP to the flowers.
Another simple tip for you… want a fun inexpensive way to dress up your cards? Create some colored staples! Yes, you can buy these but why would you? They are WAY more expensive in the store than they are to create yourself… and to color your staples is SUPER easy!
I used a simple staple to connect the SCALLOPED POLKA-DOT RIBBON to my sentiment from the OH, HELLO set. Oh yeah, this AWESOME ribbon is available in my CLEARANCE RACK right now, so grab it while you can!!
I created a slight variation of today’s card and I want you to vote to see which one you like better, I shared it on my FACEBOOK PAGE!