easy elegance

Easy Elegance is Sharon’s (aka notimetostamp) challenge today. This is my sample for it.

She said simple, and clean, with a few key embellishments.

I think this fits the bill don’t you? Clean, simple with a few extra touches. Not too over done but embellished.

I was in the mood to take photos at my window lately. Just mix it up a bit. Plus the greenery in the back brings out the green in the image-right? LOL!

I used Natural Ivory for this card. I love it much more than plain’ole vanilla cardstock. More professional looking IMO.

Im totally LOVIN Wasabi! Who would have thought. Its really a nice green. I HATE Garden Green and this is a much better choice for SU! The other panel is Guava.

I LOVE the Agapanthus image from Stampendous. Its just so pretty. As are alot of their natur images I ahve accquired.

So here is what I did…..

I stamped the image with White StazOn onto an acetate sheet. I then used my Poppin Acetate technique, with my Pebbles Pearlescent chalks. So the image shimmers IRL. LOVE those chalks. Haven’t touched my SU! ones since. I have both sets.

Once that was done, I layered the acetate onto a vellum paper layer (NOT vellum cardstock cause its a little more frosted than vellum PAPER). I attached the two layers using glue dots under the flower images.

Adhered that layer with gold brads. Attached it all and then tied witha sheer ivory ribbon. Over the knot I attached a fabric brad by K & co.

So that is my version of EASY elegance.

This card really only took about 15 min to make. Not too shabby.