Monday, September 30, 2013

HOC C&S Photo Inspiration

House of Cards has a great photo inspiration for you this week, and this week we are showcasing the Clean and Simple style.
I had a lot of hit and misses with this one.  I think I was just trying to think too much while trying to come up with an idea.  Making it too complicated for myself, which is not what Clean and Simple is all about.  Then it hit me.....
Voila!  Just use the colours given and pick what you see that inspires you.  I see the table as clutter, although it is a nice place setting.  The simple aspect is the branch of leaves.  

I started by using the Daffodil Delight and then adding the Real Red to the stamp.  Misted the stamp and then stamped it onto my cardstock.  Simple!  By misting the stamp you remove the hard lines that the red leaves and the two colours blend together.  Then taking my Old Olive I stamped the second of this two part stamp set and stamped the veins.  I wanted to focus on the leaf itself so using a Post-it I cut out a mask and placed it over the leaf.  Again using Old Olive I freehanded the border.  The sentiment was stamped in two sections using the So Happy for You set.  Finished it off with a twine bow and there you have it......
A Clean and Simple card.  The finished product took less than 5 minutes to make.  The thinking too much part took much, much longer.

Need more Clean and Simple inspiration then hop on over to House of Cards and see what the rest of the Clean and Simple Team have in store for you.  

The moral of this card is DO NOT OVER THINK!

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  1. Nancy, this leaf is absolutely STUNNING! It really pops off that kraft, too! Beautiful! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  2. Nancy, this is a perfect autumnal CAS card, I love how you inked the leaf, you got beautiful colours! I've just recently got this stamp set - thanks so much for the inspiration! Ruth x