It isn't clean or simple!


Do you ever feel like you get into a card making rut?  Like you keep making the same card over and over again just using different supplies?  That's kind of how I've been feeling.  I don't ever want to stop growing as a stamper or card maker, so I challenged myself to make a card that isn't clean or simple.  This was the result. 

What do you think?   
(*Please tell me you like it!  It took me almost 3 days to finish it, LOL!)

Stamps:  Country Charm & A Pocketful (Wplus9), Perfectly Preserved (SU!)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Early Espresso, Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (SU), Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
Accessories:  Pinking Squares & Banner Trio dies (Wplus9), Cannery dies & Linen Thread (SU!), Buttons (PTI) 

12 comments:

Dawn said...

I don't like it. I LOVE it! LOL and I soooo hear you on the 3 days. Some have taken me longer!

Stempelgedöns said...

Your card is beautiful ! Love the colors, patterns and design!

Mum of 4 said...

What is not to LOVE about this card!!! The colors go wonderfully together and I love your added buttons. GREAT job!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Looks fabulous! Great layout and everything works together so beautifully :)

meg said...

I love the gingham border on the top and bottom of the card. Lots of pattern in this card and it flows!

Ann said...

Beautiful; love that taupe you used, and I always think your designs are lovely. Love the "3 days to finish" comment, lol, my cards always take me a long time.

Pam Sparks said...

made me laugh... I often spend so much time on cards! Then someone comments how simple it looks! Then I croak because I've spent hours/days! lol I totally understand the three days to make it! I LOVE it!

Colleen Holmes said...

Super cute! Love the paper and stamps and think you did a fantastic job on the layers and designing! Hugz and miss you!

Debbie said...

I love the country feel of this card! It's perfect!

{Colleen} said...

Your card is adorable. Love the colour combo. I love little details and the ones you have used finish it so well.

Suzanne D. said...

3 days! WOW! Maureen, I give up after 3 hours but clearly I need to be trying harder because this is awesome! I love the colors and the layout. Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! It looks like the patterns on the Smuckers lids or a picnic blanket-all you are missing is the lid to the jar! It came out quite clever! 3 days is sometimes what we need to make just the right look! It's a great look and I want that stamp now :-) Thanks for enabling!!!!

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