Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Despite the occasional cold spell or snowfall in some areas, we are well into Spring – and we are ready for the flowers to bloom. We are excited to share our flower-filled creations with you and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I wanted to create a clean & simple flower card. So what is a clean & simple card? Generally, a card that has few elements, can be made in a short amount of time, has a large ‘white space’, and requires few tools and no special techniques. A real challenge for me.
Here is my clean & simple flower card. Do you think it meets the clean & simple card requirements?
I prefer to create card fronts and then adhere those card fronts to a card base. SECRET: Sometimes I make lots of card fronts and then add a sentiment and put it on a card base when I am ready to send a card out.
I used only one sheet of Thick Basic White cardstock, 1 stamp set, and 2 ink colors to keep this card clean & simple. You can use the dies in the Irresistible Blooms Bundle or just the stamp set. The flowers and leaves are easy to fussy cut or use the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine.
The classic color combination of white, blue, and green makes me happy. And I do love the 2022-2024 In-Colors.
Stampin’ Up! offers Online Exclusive products that are available while supplies last. The Irresistible Blooms Bundle is the March exclusive. Don’t miss out! The florals in this set are great for coloring or stamping on Designer Series Paper. The sentiments are a trendy blend of fonts and sizes. And the dot scatters should be in everyone’s tool kit. No more messy ink flicking.
CLEAN & SIMPLE CARD ASSEMBLY
- Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5-1/2″
- Cut a card front 3-3/4″ x 5″ from Thick Basic White cardstock and stamp the dot pattern 3 times using Parakeet Party ink
- On the remaining scrap of Thick Basic White cardstock –
- Stamp flowers in Starry Night ink and either fussy cut or use the coordinating dies
- Stamp leaves in Parakeet Party ink and either fussy cut or use the coordinating dies
Assemble the layers and stamp the back of the envelope. You can add a sentiment from the stamp set if you choose.
To stray from the clean & simple layout you can add Dimensionals behind the flowers and scatter some 2022-2024 Matte Dots. I used the Host Stampin’ Rewards Exclusive Designer Series Paper Flowers & More.
The Rule of Thirds is very important when you are creating clean & simple cards. Check out the Rule of Thirds HERE for a quick tutorial that will make your cards shine.
Thank you for stopping by today for my clean & simple flower card. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Be Awesome and Do Something Creative Every Day,
INKING ROYAL BLOG HOP LINE-UP
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Joanne Wittington at The Inky Dragon
- Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
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Love the card with its simplicity, just gorgeous. Think the tip about making a batch of card fronts is brilliant. So much easier to do and play with colour matching etc. Thank you so much. Regards from UK 🇬🇧
Thank you, Veronica. And don’t forget that you can always use the card front as a gift enclosure or tag. Have a wonderful day.
Love this set and I love the envelope. Doesn’t take a lot of time but is dynamic. I always forget to do that, lol.
Back to basics is a good reboot for me.
What a stunning CAS card. Absolutely gorgeous! You’ve inspired me to play around with this color combination.
Oh, Ann! These flowers are PERFECT in Starry Sky and Parakeet Party! Bravo! I love the white backdrop, but … I also love the striped background paper. Such beauty! So glad you hopped with us today! ♥
Good to be back. Thanks.
Ann, your card is Clean and Simple perfection. The colors really make the stamping pop.
Thank you, Robin. Starry Sky and Parakeet Party are so bright and fun.
So beautiful Ann and I love your tip about creating a bunch of card fronts! I am definitely going to do that and pass that along to my avid stampers. Thanks!
Yeah. Thanks, Renae!
So pretty! Love those colors!
Me too. lol
Beautiful card, Ann! I like your tip on making card fronts. Plus I like your ink pad “side” stickers. Great ideas!!
Thank you, Marilyn. Card front inventory is a ‘thing’. You just never know when you need one and we can always add a sentiment.
I love the clean design! It can be so versatile and easy to change the colors if needed! Love it!
It’s a great layout for your family stamping 🙂
Thanks, Sue. Working on clean & simple in my everyday life too! 😊
I love both versions! Both are equally beautiful and to me, are still clean and simple. Great ideas!
This is clean and simple perfection! I love the layer of white on white and those colors together are amazing. And the striped background is gorgeous!
Thank you, Pam. I like the striped background for the strong lines. It worked with the open floral image nicely.
Thank you, Jackie. I love them both too. I had to stop myself from really layering it up. Clean & simple is a challenge that I am drawn to right now.
Love it ! So pretty ,but so easy to put together ! Love the stamp set and guess that goes on my next order !
Thanks for the great hints !
Thank you, Sonny. The Irresistible Blooms bundle is simply irresistible. 🤣
Both versions are very pretty, Ann. Enjoy your day!
Thank you, Hilda. I like the strong lines in the DSP as counter-point to the open floral image.