Friday, April 13, 2012

a more "minimalist" card made with amy's lovely sketch?

ummmmmmmmmmm... not so much:

(patterned paper: love elsie, basic grey, creative imaginations doodlebug, sei; chipboard: echo park, cosmo cricket; cardstock heart: fancy pants; rose sticker: american crafts; translucent snowflake stickers, rhinestones and border punch: recollections; tree die: sizzix; belles die: memory box; lace and stick pins: making memories; leaf ribbon: may arts; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

i tried. no, seriously! see that broad unaltered expanse of snowflake paper in the background? and the plain, geometric patterned tree? and there's just the one simply punched strip of paper border...

...ok, granted, in the finished card, all of the above are under a serious collage of flowers, snowflakes, sparkly belles, diecuts, rhinestones and leafy ribbon... but when i started out it was just the *three* elegant elements, i swear!!! what can i say? my will to embellish is JUST. TOO. STRONG!!! :) :) :)

once again, i will remind you what amy's tsuruta's magnificently clean and simple sketch looked like:

now you can g'head and show me how this whole "minimalist" thing is done, or you can go as hog-wild with the embellishments as i did! or maybe there's a middle ground somewhere between those two, to which you'd like to stake a claim? whatever you do, i GUARANTEE i will love coming to see it when you link it up at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ between now and next wednesday, april 18th! have fun, darlings! ♥


  1. Design of card is creative have to change the style.
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  2. Oh lovely, I just love the brilliantly done layers!!!!

  3. Minimalism is a relative thing. Looks pretty restrained to me.

  4. LOL girl you are too funny!!
    it looks clean and simple and beautiful to me!! :)
    **hint, have hubby sit on your hands to keep you from adding more, it works for me when i must make a cas card! *wink wink*

  5. wowza sista...LOVE is so you!

  6. I like it a lot. Love the background as well as all the layers :-)

  7. This is a fabulous card ... I love how you think outside the box and come up with something so unique!

  8. I need to get my butt in gear!! I'm not going to have enough Xmas cards. AHHHHH!!!! I love this card. IT is so pretty. I want whatever die whatever of that xmas tree you used. So pretty. The whole thing turned out fab. You are a master at coordinating colors.


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