#TGIFc13 Clean and Simple

For me the clean and simple theme called for a design that had very little layering, lots of white space and restraint when it came to the choice of embellishments.

I felt that the Swallowtail stamp was the perfect image to feature in creating an uncomplicated yet elegant design for this challenge.  I've teamed it with one of my go-to neutral tones, Crumb Cake.  The stamp is simply inked on white card with Crumb cake.  Then I've added the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics set in white craft ink on black chalkboard card and layered this over a doily, a tiny bit of burlap ribbon and some gold thread.

No fancy techniques, just some basic neutral colours and a little ribbon and thread - and I'm so happy with how it came together.  What a wonderful exercise in going 'back to basics'.

But of course I couldn't help but play with a variation that stepped things up just a little bit.

In this Crumb cake version I've incorporated some clear heat embossing over the Crumb cake ink for a slightly more advanced design.

Do you have a favourite of the two?  I'm torn, I like them both :)

Whether or not 'clean and simple' is your signature style we would love for you to have a go and share your creation this week at the TGIF challenge blog!

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  1. Both are great cards but the second one just fluttered off my screen!

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  4. Great CAS designs. I love both but I'm sure the texture on the embossed one really makes it pop. So maybe I like the second one best. But, have to say - I love white space - lol... Barb