Hello all, Alison here from Words and Pictures with a simple card for you today. I don't often create cards but, when I do, it seems that simplicity is often where I head for.
This was created with a piece of kraft card which I'd used to mop up leftover white gesso. It then sat around for ages until one day when I had the Sara Naumann bird stamp set out and the two things just called to one another.
I kept it very simple with some Ground Espresso Distress stamping, clear embossed for extra impact, and then added a few extra twigs to balance the composition.
And what could I possibly use as a sentiment for such a simple card other than one of the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings?!
I layered up the kraft over some plain white card. And on the inside, I created a complementary panel for sharing your thoughts with whoever you are sending it to.
I hope you like it (and the nice short post, for once!), and I'll see you again later in the month.
Simplicity at its best.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cas make alison xxReplyDelete
It's really quite gorgeous!!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeously evocative and Simply beautiful! Nicola xReplyDelete
Gorgeous and I do love a clean background as it makes the focal point stand out moreReplyDelete
I love that stamp you used, lovely card.ReplyDelete
So very beautiful, as only simplicity can be,- bringing piece and natures beauty with it, it is so wonderful Alison. Love you used the mop up gesso backgroound !!ReplyDelete
I love the black bird against the taupe background. And the edges are fantastic. Great work Alison!ReplyDelete
I really do like the simplicity of this card, it really does not need more - great mopping up Alison! Anne xReplyDelete
A very beautiful card Alison, simple but very expressive and well done! Perfect for this great bird stamp and the thought. Hugs again Coco xxReplyDelete
Amazing Alison, so simple yet so effective !ReplyDelete
Love this card, the background is beautiful...ReplyDelete
your cards are always gorgeous, Alison!ReplyDelete
So simple and stark, but I mean that in a good way. Very lovely.ReplyDelete
One of my favourite stamps that has been on my wishlist forever.... It really works beautifully here with the gesso on Kraft. A fab card!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is the perfect notecard!ReplyDelete
One of my favourite stamps! I love your clean and simple treatment of it. Beautiful notecard. LxReplyDelete
Simple, but with great impact! Love it and will probably borrow the idea for a stash of notecards.ReplyDelete
I would LOVE to receive this card - it may be simple but it's impactful. Totally makes me think the bird is just sitting there "thinking of me" like your sentiment!!! I really think this is a special design Alison. Xj.ReplyDelete
A delightful piece Alison, love t xxxReplyDelete
Absolutely lovely Alison!ReplyDelete
Your signature style and palette and that roughed edging- just perfect in it's simplicity!
Wonderful smokey white background for your bird on a branch! Julia xxReplyDelete
Beautiful - I love the simplicity of it and the beautiful neutral colour palette - just stunning.ReplyDelete
Love the background!ReplyDelete