Monotone All Occasions Card

This is a very simple monotone card. The stuff I’m showing for the transition to the new 2016/2017 catalog is retired. In this case the stamp set Serine Silhouettes. If I were to do it again I would put a strip of the silver satin ribbon flat along side the diagonal score lines. I think the bow is a bit too much. This card is for all occasions depending upon what you write inside but I see it as a gentle kinda good for a sympathy card maybe without the bow. Anyway stamp set and diagonal score board are retired everything else is available. I think for the upcoming year I plan to use retired stuff more frequently whereas in past I’ve avoided them. I’m realizing not all my customers are interested in buying stuff to make cards, but would rather buy cards from me. And I’m totally ok with it. 

Landscape card

This is my first try at a sponge and stamp landscape card. The inks used are elegant eggplant, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, real red, Bermuda bay, and momento tuxedo black. Stamp sets used are Serene Silhouettes and Awesomely Artistic. #StampinUp