Well... HELLO there! It's always nice to hear from someone you miss that's so very far away. I made this card for a friend that I haven't seen in way too long.
Clean and simple is a style I admire but truly struggle with. It always seems like it should be a no-brainer... just pick out a few things you like and stop there. But you know how it is, pretty soon the little bits have grown into a pile!
I was determined to get it right this time so the best plan of action was to find a stamp that I loved as the focal point- that way I could truly pare down. This Ornate Hello stamp from Tammy Tutterow was perfection! The size is just right, the lettering is swoon-worthy and it has a whimsical happy style that lent itself well to clean & simple.
I did go a little overboard with the crinkled seam binding bow, but hey, I was pretty restrained with the embellishing... a few buttons, a little silver Stickles to outline the sentiment and it was done.
K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Stupid.
I guess sometimes it really does work!