Hello, everyone! Jennie McGarvey again and I'm positively thrilled to share with you again today!
As I mentioned when I introduced myself, I love to scrapbook and I love to make cards. Today, I'm going to share with you a couple of cards that I created using the Saturday Mornings collection. I don't consider myself to be a cardmaker that uses intricate designs or lots of techniques but I really do use simplicity. I love the way a simple card really shines. I hope you'll be able to see that here!
There are so many fun colors and patterns in the collection and I wanted to play those off of one another. I thought it would be fun to combine for a little mix and match feel.
I had chosen the pink card from the Memory Card Mix to be the focal point of the card. I am quite enamored with the little sunshine, and of course, my beloved clouds. It was so easy to mix that card up with patterned papers from the collection. After playing around for just a bit, I settled on Grapefruit (B-side for the base patterned paper) and Cereal (B-side for the layering patterned paper)
As you can see, simple layering of beautiful patterned papers with minimal embellishments really can be beautiful!
For this next card I wanted to take a different approach. I wanted to stay simple and let these beautiful pieces from Saturday Mornings really shine. This time I was completely focused on the Clouds rubber stamp. I love that stamp! This one features those clouds that I so love and I knew that I could really make something special.
Don't you just love that stamp? This is only the beginning for me, I know that is going to be one well loved (and used!) stamp. I used a Copic marker to color around the clouds. I do not consider myself to be any more than a novice with Copic markers, but I knew that using a beautiful shade of blue for the sky would really highlight the whimsical nature of those clouds. So, I set off coloring, highlighting the shadows a bit to really bring focus to the background stamp!
Now, to complete the card I needed to add a few simple and linear pieces. The Cereal patterned paper created much needed contrast, yet really fits as it mimics the sun + sunshine against the blue and clouds of the sky. The twine wrapped on the card gives it a bit of texture but doesn't draw attention away from the focal point. (The clouds, in case you hadn't figured that out!)
I hope that you enjoyed my simple, yet fun cards today and will try how you can use the October Afternoon Saturday Mornings collection for your own cardmaking!