Wednesday, April 14, 2010

As Clean and Simple as it Gets

I made a card this week that is probably one of the simplest cards I have ever made.  A stamped image with a simple frame popped up on dimensionals with a sentiment to go with it.  It doesn't get much simpler than that!

I made this for CAS62 - an inspiration challenge inspired by postcards from Mackinac Island, Michigan.  I didn't even need to see a postcard since I spent many weeks of my life as a kid around the shores of Lake Michigan.  The first thought that came to my mind was a bicycle.  There are no motorized vehicles on Mackinac Island (except for emergency vehicles), so one of the easiest ways to get around is on a bicycle.  I remember one time when my family and I went to Mackinac Island, I rode my rented bicycle all the way around the island without any hands.  That was such a big deal to me way back then.  I was so proud of myself!

I love the retro feel of the Bermuda Bay color.  I wish I had a Cruiser in this color!  It screams classic to me, so I let it do all the talking on this card.  No embellishments needed!

Supplies used:
Stamps - Just riding, Tee talk (GKD)
Paper - GKD PL white, Bermuda bay, basic black
Ink - black and Bermuda Bay markers to color stamp
Accessories - Nestabilities, SAMJ, dimensionals

I also included a sneak peek at one of the new SU! core colors - Daffodil Delight.  It is a gorgeous yellow!



jimlynn said...

This is great! Love the simplicity of it. Just a great card. You're right - it doesn't need any brads, buttons, ribbon, or anything. It's perfect as it!

Susan Raihala said...

This card's simplicity speaks VOLUMES! Love, love, love it!