Thursday, February 18, 2010

PPA30: Keep it Simple Sweetie!

At Pals Paper Arts we are hosting a KISS Challenge. That is, Keep it Simple Sweetie!

I really struggle with holding back a bit for more simplistic cards. I tend to like a lot of layers and embellishments. For my card, I turned to the Dots & Designs Rub-on's for both the focal point and patterns.

Some tips for this card:
  • I use the same process for rub-ons that I do for Decor Elements. Basically this means that I rub the image while it is still attached to the backing sheet before applying it to the card stock. I also carefully peel the transfer sheet away from the rub-on at an angle to allow for an easier transfer.
  • I used a 2" square piece of a window sheet for applying the flower image. A slightly smaller piece of Very Vanilla was placed behind it to make it pop. I used some vintage brads to attach the window sheet so that I would not have any adhesive showing through.
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Recipe:
Stamps: With all my heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Dots & Designs Rub-ons, Window Sheets, Dimensionals

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

Very pretty Carrie!

Melissa said...

Looks great! I haven't seen much of these rub ons used! Very pretty!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your card. A perfect KISS. I love those rub ons and colors. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Beautful, Carrie! Thanks for the tip about applying rub-ons!

Kim said...

Doesn't look like a struggle for you at all(but I know what ya mean)!! Pretty card!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this Carrie - and love how you used the window sheet to frame the rub-ons!

Anonymous said...

very cute..love the layout.

Mary Fish said...

note to self . . . window sheets make magnificent layers. nice work! hugs, m

Mike Funke said...

Great card Carrie. I have not used any rub-ons - EVER!!! Guess I'll have to take a look at them.

Mike

Patti MacLeith said...

Just beautiful. I love the color combo.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I am putting these rub on's on my next order.

Love your card!

Cards by Gina said...

Ooh, Carrie, I love the colors and that you used rub-ons for your card. So very pretty! Great idea for a KISS card!