Monday, April 16, 2012

Glad Tidings

Given the current and well-justified frenzy over the Clean and Simple concept, I thought that a Christmas card having this design would be a good one to post.  Clean and Simple – or CAS as it has become known in the trade – is a great idea for Christmas cards as these tend to be assembly line endeavors which can use all the help one can get for streamlined ops and minimal fuss.

The image was matted on Black smooth cardstock to provide a subtle change in texture from the card itself.  Two holes were punched to accommodate the ribbon, and the bottom two corners were notched for visual interest.  The ribbon is wire-edged so a simple loop-through was enough – no fussy bow-tying was necessary.  I glued a Gold sequin star at the top of the rays streaming down over the building and that was my only doo dad.  A piece of fun foam under the parchment for dimension and a very mail-able Christmas card was under control for that year.  Would that they all came together so smoothly!

Cardstock:     generic Black textured, Black smooth, and Parchment cardstock
Stamps:          Silver Crow “I bring you glad tidings”
Inks:                Document Black
Punch:            Marvy Southwestern corner   
Doo Dads:      Gold sequin star, wire-edged Gold mesh ribbon


  1. Looking fabulous dear Aunty! Love checking out your 'lil corner of the stamping world to sneak a peak at your designs, cheat sheets & inspirations. I love your "doo dads" section - classic! xo

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