Two Clean and Simple Challenge blogs are asking for things in threes! How could I resist getting in triple trouble with my ink? I figured my RRD Bits and Pieces set would be a great place to start with its easy shapes and tons of sentiments.
My first card used the lovely layout from Clean and Simple Stamping which features 3 elements and a sentiment. I kept it one-layer so that it would also work with Less is More's One Layer 3 Challenge. I started by stamping 3 circles in a vertical line using the circle from Bits and Pieces. I then stamped the vintage sun from Floriculture over top of the circles. I added the "Hello" and the card was complete! Okay, not completely. I also trimmed the top and bottom of the card so that the white space seemed even more expansive horizontally enhancing the central pillar as a focal point.
I have also entered this challenge in the Joanna Sheen Going Around in Circles Challenge.
My second card also used the Less is More Challenge as its inspiration. Here I moved to the Bits and Pieces solid square and stamped turquoise, yellow and lilac blocks. Onto these squares, I stamped some of the elements from the RRD Beach Babes set, letting the various bits stamp a little outside each "box".
I finished by adding the "Oceans of Love" sentiment, also from Beach Babes, three times across from each block of color.
Here's the whole card:
I really like how this turned out. I have to admit that I was inspired by the Spring Edition Distress Ink colors although in the end I decided to use dye ink.
I have also entered this card into the following charming challenges:
Simply Create Too - Summer / Vacation
Loves Rubber Stamps - Sweet Summer Days
Wishing you a beautiful summer day! While my body will be in a desk chair, my sunny thoughts will be at the beach!