A new weekly feature for the There She Goes Trendsetters is to take a closer look at one of our favourite current trends. You all know how much I love Clean and Simple (CAS)! It's my favourite way to make cards. I love all the layers and bling that some of the other Trendsetters can pull off, but I can't make it look right when I go for that look. It seems to be a trend that's gaining popularity as there has recently been a weekly challenge dedicated to just this style at Splitcoast.
So, I present to you a Clean and Simple card.
I mean honestly. Can't get much simpler than this! It's a piece of Marigold Morning cardstock, a piece of Basic Grey (Ambrosia) patterned paper, a sentiment from Spread Your Wings and a bit of ribbon. That's it. nothing more. Took...maybe 5 minutes. And much of that time was trying to find the right colour of ribbon in the sad mass of ribbon I have!
Some Clean and Simple tips from lil' ol me:
*Patterned paper is a big timesaver when trying to go CAS. Select one that will "go" with the sentiment you are looking at using and you've saved time stamping images.
*Find some great CAS layouts and recycle them often.
*Use a good paper trimmer. Having not a lot going on can really draw the eye to crooked or raggedy cuts.
*Use grid paper. It really helps get those layers straight which again, is important with not a lot going on.
*Be neat. Don't use smudged impressions and make sure your sentiments are straight (Stamp-a-ma-jig is a great tool to get images and sentiments EXACTLY where you want them)
*Try to think of things in threes. Groups of threes, have your paper cover a third of the card, arrange your focal points in a triangle, stuff like that. I find "Threes" a rule of thumb that I refer to often.
So, thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop back on Friday when I will have a Dollar Find transformation for you :)