Ok, I have a confession to make...I LOVE simple cards but I struggle to make them! I am always wanting to add and add and add! Haha! Now, I usually like the end results no matter how simple or complex they are but I must say that I am ESPECIALLY proud of myself for how these two cards turned out. I wanted to show you both versions because I am not sure which one I like better. Let me explain...
Here is my first card. I kept it REALLY simple. I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge for the layout. I pulled out my Parisian Breeze Specialty designer paper and accented it with some Basic Gray card stock. I then used another strip of Baja Breeze layered on Basic Gray for the vertical strip. Over that I tied a piece of white taffeta ribbon with a bow. The front panel was then made of a piece of Whisper White card stock layered on a piece of Basic Gray card stock. I stamped the phrase "To Thine Own Self Be Kind" (which I am still trying to understand the meaning of) in the lower right corner. Obvious enough right? Ok...now here is the difference between the two. On my first card I just stamped my leaves from the Central Park set directly onto the main panel and called it good. It's simple and cute.
Ok...here is the second card. Do you see the difference (click on the picture to make it larger if need be)? I stamped the leaves on the front panel again only this time I stamped them a second time and popped the second leave up on dimensionals so that it gave the card some added depth. I also paper pierced the corners for a little more detail.
So now here come my questions for you as my readers. Which one do you like better? Is it simple enough or is it too simple? I am just curious because I can't decide for myself! I think I like the second one better but I am not sure if that is my "just add more" self coming out! Haha! I would really love to hear your thoughts so drop me a line! :D