Buds and Blooms–Scribble Flower

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It’s the beginning of a new year, which is always exciting.  This week on Less is More Challenge Blog, the theme is New Beginnings – which is very fitting for a new year.  To keep it simple, I have a Clean and Simple card that’s just perfect for a quick go to simple one layer card.

I’m also adding this to the Clean Slate challenge at Virginia’s View Challenge.

I did end up popping up one of the flowers for emphasis, but it would also look just perfect stamped directly onto the main layer.

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Here you see Scribble Flowers by Simon Says Stamp in some fun bright colors – Picked Raspberries, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks by Ranger. For the black, I used Memento Jet Black Ink.

I masked off the buds (the beginning) and stamped the leaves.  For the popped up flower I glued on the middle and leaves, but they would also work perfectly masked as well if stamping on a single layer.  Okay – I know I deviated from the true One Layer Rule, but I just felt like it on this one – forgive me! Smile

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I always make a ton of birthday cards at the beginning of each year – how about you?  This one is great as a quick and easy go to simple card that will brighten anyone’s day.  I hope you loved it as much as I did!

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I’m spending the week in Tuscany this week.  We’re off to explore the countryside a bit – here are a few photos from our day yesterday in Chianti and Loro Ciufenna.  Be sure to stop back to see more soon!

Enjoy your day!