Hello there, crafty friends! It’s Laurie here today with my usual clean and simple card. Today I am using the gorgeous new set called Flowering Cistus. I adore these blooms and love how easy they are to stamp.
I stamped out 4 of the blooms using the Golden Sunset Oval Ink Set. Those yellows are my favorite! Using the Tropical Forest Oval Ink Set, I stamped out the leaves. Just 3 easy steps for each image! I lay them all out in the arrangement above and realized that this would be my typical clean and simple layout. I love the white background to make those blooms pop! But then I realized I needed to change one small detail to step it up a notch.
It is such an easy step to add patterned paper, but I never think of it. Altenew has the perfect paper pack called Essential Black and White. I love all the different patterns included but my favorite are all those beautiful stripes.
After cutting the top off of my white card base and removing one little bloom, I added the panel to a diagonal striped piece of paper from the paper pack. I love how just a little touch of designer paper changed up the whole look of my simple card, while still keeping it quick and easy!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s creation. Thanks so much for coming by!