It's time for another challenge and this one is a Clean & Simple challenge hosted by Penny Hanuszak. Penny's theme for the challenge is "butterflies".
Since I love butterflies and there are a number of wonderful butterfly stamps in the catalogue, it was just a matter of deciding which images I would use. That sounds simple, doesn't it, but when I laid my stamp sets containing butterflies on the table, I realised that I loved them all. That made choosing a whole lot more difficult. Things got a bit tense over here when I put aside my second stamped piece of Whisper White because I had changed my mind---again.
Finally it came down to the simple fact that I had missed my deadline and I had to go forward with a stamp set. And so I chose the Kinda Eclectic set and never looked back. We have new rules for the clean and simple and so I chose to have a base for my card using the Dapper Denim cardstock. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White onto which I would do all my stamping. Since I wanted a tag but our new rules do not allow any embellishments or die-cuts, I decided to do a bit of masking. That way I could have my tag but still follow the rules.
I chose the sentiment from the beautiful Watercolor Wishes Kit and stamped it using Dapper Denim. Then I cut my tag using Tags & Labels Framelits so that I could use the tag shape to mask my sentiment and stamp over it leaving the tag shape empty of stamping. And so I added the sun image using Crushed Curry ink. Then I stamped one of the leaf images using Mint Macaron stamped off once above the sun along the right side and then below the sun on the right side. Finally I added three of the larger butterfly images using Dapper Denim ink stamped off once.
After I had completed all those images, I took the tag blank and centred it over my sentiment so that I could trace around the perimeter using Dapper Denim ink and then sponge lightly into the tag shape to give it dimension.
I hope you'll check out the creations by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. I'd love to see your clean and simple card linked up this week.