Simple Elegance

July 24th, 2008

Even though I stamped quite a bit yesterday, I didn’t manage to get anything posted.  The good news is that I have several cards now ready to share over the next few days.  For today’s cards I combined two of the DTGD Challenges – Jody’s ribbon challenge and Sharon’s challenge to stamp simply.


I started by going through a bag of velvet ribbon that was a much appreciated and very generous gift from Jody  when she came out to visit California (she does incredible ribbon shares if you haven’t heard!)  I LOVE velvet ribbon, but don’t use it very often I think because it seems so *special*.  So This time it was fun to start by choosing the ribbon.  From there I looked through designer papers and found this beautiful blue and green print in the Basic Grey Two Scoops 6×6 pad.  I knew I  wanted to make something with a simple elegance, not too fussy.  Sharon Johnson makes this style look so easy, but I tend to have a hard time with it.  I reached for Anna Wight’s Whipper Snapper sets Blossoms & Butterflies and Blooming Expressions and I got to work on a very simple card.  Besides the yummy ribbon the only embellishments are clear Taylor Tots at the bottom, white gel pen dots on the scallops and some sparkle with a Spica Glitter Pen on the leaf image.  The dp is layered onto white cardstock and the entire panel is mounted with foam tape to allow for the thickness of the ribbon tied around the panel.


Stamps – Whipper Snapper Blossoms & Butterflies, Blooming Expressions

Cardstock – Wild Wasabi, White, Basic Grey Two Scoops 6×6 pad

Ink – Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky

Other – white gel pen, rectangle nestabilities, blue velvet ribbon, Taylor Tots, foam tape, Spica Glitter pen

 Finished card size is 6.25 x 3.5 – a mini tall card.  I love working with this size card.  So have you been playing DTGD this week?  How many cards have you made?  What has been your favorite challenge so far?

Be sure to join me tomorrow for Cupcake Friday! 🙂


4 Responses to “Simple Elegance”

  1. Melissa Says:


    Many Blessings,

  2. HB Says:

    Jami, this is gorgeous! I LOVE the colors!!!

  3. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Wow! Simply wow!

  4. leslierich Says:

    Oh, this is pretty, Jami! I used these leaves for a sympathy card this weekend (to be posted tomorrow). I love your beautiful colors. This paper hardly looks like it’s from the same pad as the other Two Scoops papers. It’s definitely one of the prettiest. Wonderful idea to stamp the leaves in blue. I like it!

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