Monday, March 17, 2014

LSC #78 Clean and Simple

Welcome back to a new challenge for Lawnscaping Challenges! For this challenge, we are going to test your Clean and Simple skills!  For some this is really easy, and others, not so much!!  I think the meaning means different for every crafter, but none the less, it can be fun and challenging all at the same time.

For my card, I am taking some of the skills and techniques used in the current class over at Online Classes, Clean and Simple 3.
I started out by die cutting my balloon using one of the dies from the newest balloon die set from Simon Says Stamp, and I did that out of masking paper.  I, then applied my mask onto my card base, which is a standard card size of 4.25 x 5.5 - and scored to make a top folding card.  I, then took the diagonal strip border stamp from Lawn Fawn's Belinda's Borders, and inked it up using three colors of Hero Arts Mid tone Inks - Mint Julip, Butter Bar, and Pale Tomato.  Then, I need to define my balloon on my card base, so I took a sponge dauber, and inked slightly around the edge going from the middle of the masking paper out to the edge so the color wouldn't be so intense.  
I think stamped my birthday sentiment from Lawn Fawn's So much to Say stamp set using the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.  I love this font! and then I stamped 3 start from one of the newest sets - Hello Sunshine, and then added a bit of shimmer to the stars using the Wink of Stella clear marker pen.  I, then rounded the corners to finish everything off.

This would be a fun one layer card too!  Hope you are able to join us over at Lawnscaping!!  Our awesome sponsor is....well yes - Lawn Fawn!  SCORE!

Looking forward to seeing all the clean and simple creations over at the gallery!

1 comment:

  1. love that you're flexing your newly learned skills from the class!! SO COOL!! and this card is awesome! i think the diaganol lines you created are fabulous!!! and that balloon shape is amazing!!