Sometimes I miss that “clean and simple” part, but this week, I got it! I pulled out a Christmas set I hadn’t used in a while, Come to Bethlehem:
I stamped the image with Night of Navy, added satin ribbon and some rhinestones, then mounted it on a piece of silver Shimmer Paper—ooh, that stuff is wonderful! I made a little star with some scraps of it as well:
It is pricey, though, so here’s a little tip (probably most of you know how do to this already), but you can cut out a frame if you have an Exacto knife or a cutter that has an channel blade. Position your paper so that the right side is on the 1/2” mark on the right side of the channel (or further, if your mat needs to be larger):
Turn your mat and do the same thing on the other three sides, starting and stopping 1/2” from the edge. You’ll have a nice little frame that your stamped image will sit on, and another little piece of cardstock to use for another project:
Here’s the inside of the card, using the sentiment from the same set:
I hope you find some time to play along with this clean and simple color challenge; you can see what the other designers came up with on the Paper Players blog and directions for playing along!
How do kids know instinctively that a pile of leaves is something to play in???
She was pretty pleased with herself for “helping” Grammy put the leaves in the wheelbarrow! Thanks for visiting today!