I decided to try and make another Clean and Simple card. This time, I wanted to add some texture, but without adding layers. I only embossed part of the card with an embossing folder and left an empty circle where I could stamp. The circle seemed a little unfinished where the embossed dots stopped, so I used a circle die and embossed it so it made a ring around the space where I was going to stamp. This left me a round space that was perfect to stamp these cuties, Mr. Milk and Miss Cookie. I wish you could see the card in person because the hearts have pink Wink of Stella on the bottom ones and clear Wink of Stella on the top. Miss Cookie has purple Wink of Stella on her shoes. This adds just a little sparkle to the card. Inside, the sentiment says, "We are better together." Awwww! How sweet! There is a heart on each side of the words which I also colored with pink Wink of Stella. This card may be clean and simple, but it's not plain!
I am entering my card in a new challenge to me, Virginia's View Challenge #11 Clean Slate. In this challenge, there is a lot of white space. There is only one layer to the card. There is white on white textured designs (the embossed dots). In it, a clean slate means anything that involves white and my clean and simple one layer card has lots of white!
Another new challenge blog that I have found which my card goes with is the Less Is More blog. This challenge is "One Layer Cards" with a theme of "New Beginnings." I can't think of many things more fun and exciting than the beginning of a new romantic relationship, when the boy you have had a crush on holds your hand for the first time. I know the girl cookie stamp doesn't have real eyes, but I swear she's looking at that boy glass of milk with love in them! Whether your special relationship started 40 years ago, 4 days ago, or is just around the corner, I hope the thought of that new beginning makes you smile like that cookie and glass of milk!
The first one layer challenge I ever entered is the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge. I am entering my card in this month's One-Layer Simplicity Challenge Attractive Opposites. One layer is still hard for me! However, this card is just one layer and it has lots of opposites. There is a boy and a girl. There is plain and fancy- the milk has on plain work boots but the cookie has on glittery heels. The milk is a liquid but the cookie is a solid. This milk has a straw to drink it, but the cookie has a bite out of it. There are raised spots and flat spots on the card itself. There may be opposites, but these opposites attract! Just look at the hearts between the two images. :)
Finally, I am also entering my card in "Friends with Flair" on the Unity Stamp Company blog. "Milk and Cookie" is one of Unity Stamp Company's Itty Bitty Stamp Sets. All their stamps are 50% off this weekend for the owner's birthday with the code ANGBDAY. You can get this stamp set for just $3.50 (plus shipping which is only $.42 if you place an order of $20 or more which isn't hard, believe me!)
I hope you have a great weekend!
I used the following products to make this card:
Milk and Cookie Stamp Set by Unity Stamp Company
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Solar White 110 lb Card Stock by Neenah
Clear, Dark Pink and Violet Wink of Stella
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up
Embossing Diffuser 3 Pack, Set #1 by Sizzix
Silicone Rubber Sizzix Texturz Accessory by Sizzix
Stitched Circle Die-namics by My Favorite Things