Friday, March 10, 2017

Keep it Simple Card Challenge

The card challenge at Cards in Envy is "Keep it Simple." We are to make a card as simple as we can. Simpler than we usually do.

I think most of my cards are simple although occasionally I do one more complicated.

I was needing a card for a baby shower of a young couple from our church. The young woman grew up in our church.

This is the card I made for them.

I made the background using a Cover-a-Card stamp by Impression Obsessions called "Clouds" I used Distressed Ink Salty Ocean.

The airplane, banner and sentiment are Unity stamps from their KOTM (Kit of the Month) club October 2009. I stamped on design paper and cut out. The papers are scrap of a boy collection by Carta Bella, I believe.  I used foam tape to give the plane, banner and sentiment dimension. It is still flat enough to mail although I had delivered to the shower.

The couple's last name is "Self". That's why the banner says "Self Camp". The theme was outdoors, woodsy. It was really cute. They are sweet and we are looking forward to their little Joshua Michael coming the end of this month!

Have a good one!


  1. Hi Valerie! What a great background for the lucky couple's shower card. I love the red airplane pulling the banner too! I'm sure they'll love it :) A perfectly "simple" card with a lot of interest! Thanks for playing in the CIE Keep it Simple Challenge ~ it's always fun to see your creations!

  2. This card challenge had so many entries that I couldn't comment on them all! Oh my! But I love your cute baby shower card the cloud background with the plane flying the banner is a really cute idea. I love the super detailed card but find I'm liking the really simple one more. Glad you shared this one with us at Cards in Envy.