After all the inspiration I've seen this week from everyone who has downloaded their cards to Mr Linky, I think I may have gotten a handle on the Clean & Simple concept (Though thanks to Kristi reminding me, I didn't HAVE to do Clean and Simple ALL month!) It's not about creating a card different from your personal style, it's about keeping the message Simple and not muddling the Beauty with a lot of extra "Fluff"...
So this week, I feel like this card is definitely more "My Style", but is in keeping with the Clean & Simple Mindset...
I used the DragonFly Stencil LS 56 (the same one I used the first week) and Embossed it with Black embossing paste on a page ripped from an old Dictionary (Yes, it IS hard to rip a page out of a book, but get one from a thrift store cheap, and once you rip a few pages out, it gets easier...I promise!)
The Dragonfly image begged for glitter, but I wanted this card to be for someone who is battling something and needs to know that they have my support, and I didn't want too much sparkle to take away from my message of "Courage". (There wasn't a page with "Dragonfly" as the Header, so I had to change my message) The inside of the card will have a little note saying how much I admire my friend's Courage. Sometimes we all need to know there is someone out there who thinks we are strong...it makes us Stronger, right?
Anyway, I enjoyed creating this card (while teaching a Baby Card Class and packing up my store for the Trade-show this weekend! Same old story around here!) and I hope that you will be inspired to post your creation this week to Mr Linky as Lynell is giving away 2 Free stencils this month!!
And with that,
Paste with Perfection,
Add Glitter if you think it needs it,
and don't forget to enjoy yourself!