I truly believe I have NEVER made a card quite as clean and simple as this - which is probably why I went ahead and tried another less clean one below. The challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week is for Clean and Simple - and I must admit that I do like this crisp gold embossed card.
I made things even simpler in creating it but putting all of my clear-mount stamps on the large block and stamping them all at once. I used the SIMPLY SCORED to create the subtle lines in the background.
With this second try - I did exactly the same thing as above except I coloured the leaves with sponge daubers, not minding if I went outside the embossing. I was going to leave the background plain, but the leaves looked a bit odd. The bit of ribbon is slipped through holes created by the retired double slit punch; I then used the crop-a-dile to punch through the cardstock and ribbon to put the brad on. To be honest - I really think I prefer my first attempt.
It was gorgeous today - I was happy to walk to and from school today with my husband. He walks almost every day - even if it means walking home to pick up his car to go to a meeting. I think I may be able to keep up with him this year - Knees complain a bit, but the walking should make them stronger! Hope your day was fabulous to - thanks for stopping by!