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