This week's sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog is, as always, clean and simple and, to my great surprise, I'm loving clean and simple. I used to think I was a very vintage, collage-y kind of stamper, but I'm in a new phase of clean and simple. And I like it!
I started with my color scheme and decided to use a piece of the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper as a focal point on the squares. I cut the DSP squares and the Basic Black mats with the Squares Framelits collection. Those framelits have saved me a lot of work measuring and cutting my pieces!
Next I stamped the pansy from the "Birthday Blossoms" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a Whisper White scrap. I colored the flower with an Aqua Painter using Mint Macaron ink and then punched it with the Pansy Punch.
I aligned the squares on a Mint Macaron panel and added the pansy with Stampin' Dimensionals. I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment. Then I tied a length of Basic Black Stitched Satin ribbon at the bottom of the panel. I adhered this to a Basic Black card base--and that's it! Quick and clean and simple and pretty!!