Every week I have a look at what the talented ladies at Pals Paper Arts create and keep thinking that I should really play along in one of their challenges! Well this weekend I decided that it was time! This week's challenge was a K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple Sweetie!) card.
The suggested guidelines for a K.I.S.S card are the following;
1- Clean with lots of 'white' space,
2- Simple Designs,
3- Minimum time to create,
4- Limited layers and embellishments.
this card, which I posted earlier today.
I am one to keep every little bit of scrap paper...and I do mean everything! But I always find a good use for it :)
First I used scraps of paper from the Merry Moments DSP, all in tones of Old Olive (favorite color!) and Very Vanilla. I punched out 10 modern label shapes. Because the shapes are a little bigger than the Word Window shapes, used for my last card, I decided to go with a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card size. Here the base is textured Very Vanilla cardstock. The shapes were adhered to a piece of scrap paper so that it would be easier for me to level the shapes as well as tuck my ribbon around both sides before adhering it to my card base. Then a piece of Old Olive was layered on top of the shapes to frame the piece of 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon. I cut a shorter piece of Very Vanilla ribbon and tied it into a knot. The Greeting from the Happy Everything set was inked in Old Olive to finish the card.
I am so happy about how it turned out! I hope the ladies at PPA will like it too!