Here's my Design Team sample for the Clean and Simple Cards Challenge at SCS called The Great Outdoors.
I began with a simple color combo and the classic Lovely as a Tree set, have a look!
I made a one layer card using the masking technique. I inked the tree with markers and stamped it on the card base, then used my mask and stamped the stripes overtop. (Tip: when cutting the tree, cut a bit outside the line to create a border.) There is a row of piercing leading up to the sentiment on the left.
I'd like to point out that clean and simple stamping is NOT always easy! When you design with just a few elements each one really needs to count and be in perfect balance. There are 4 elements here, but lining them up with the card base and with each other was a trick and took me quite a few tries to get it exactly right. You know that if it can go wrong, it will... I wonder statistically how many variations there are of what could go wrong with just 4 elements, lol!
With one layer cards, it's all about having enough detail to make the image interesting. The Solid Stripe stamp makes the tree pop against the white card base.
I love the way this card really highlights what you can do with just Stamps, Paper, and Ink.
Happy stamping to you!
Supplies~ all supplies by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Solid Stripe, Pendant Park
Paper: Whisper White
and Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Stampin' Write markers
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