One of the easiest Clean and Simple cards is all about how to make a card corsage. The elements that make it a "corsage" in my opinion consist of a grouping of 5-9 elements in a cluster. Two of these elements are punched out, and two of them are die-cut.
- Reverse Mask a circle stamped in Stampin' Up!'s En Francais full background stamp, and using River Rock ink.
- Die cut River Rock leaf element from the Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Sizzlit.
- I've looped Linen Thread around the card through a Paper Pierced hole two times and tied in a bow.
- I've stamped Tiny Tags with a sentiment in Soft Suede and under-stamped with the bouquet stamp, and punched out using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.
- The heart element was inked up in Sahara Sand and then I removed that ink from the bird with my Blender Pen. Although the original size of this stamp is much larger, I used one of the smaller Framelits from the Hearts Collection framelits and focused on the bird. This element is popped up over the Linen Thread with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- I punched out a Marina Mist heart and embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and added the smallest of the Basic Jewel Pearls. This heart element is added with a Glue Dot on the left side only.
- Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to align the sentiment.
TINY TIP: If you buy wood mounted stamps, and need a Stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment, you can create your "jig" on Cardstock Weight White Vellum and keep it in the storage container. This way you only have to create the jig once and you have that part of the task completed and ready for a quick and simple card. Use just a quarter sheet of the vellum, and use all four corners of the piece. Two quarter sheets will give you a jig for every stamp in the Sweet Essentials stamp set!
Now that you know how to make a card corsage, try your hand at it. There are lots of clustered element ideas on Pinterest. I've started creating these card corsages independent of a card and store them off to the side of my work area. Whenever I need a quick card, I stamp a couple of larger images directly onto a folded card, attach the corsage with a few Stampin' Dimensionals, and into the mailbox it goes!