Saturday, 11 April 2009

Back to Basics

I needed to make a quick Easter card this morning for my MIL as we will be visiting her this afternoon. Unfortunately, she will be spending Easter in hospital as she has pneumonia so get well soon Sheila!

Wanted to keep this one as simple as possible to try and achieve an elegant effect so went right back to basics and must admit I'm pleased with the result as I do like the clean and simple effect.


The image is called Close as A Memory from SU and I've stamped it in Bashful Blue ink and used a co-ordinating cardstock from SU. Added some sparkle on the flowers with my Sakura glitter pen and a greeting from Woodware. Cut and embossed the image with my rectangular Nesties and then embossed the plain white c.s. with a Cuttlebug strip embossing folder. Finally, added some Doodlebug striped ribbon and a couple of Bazzill brads.

Not sure how much I'm going to be around this week as I've got some important things to sort out once the Easter holidays are over so hope you all have a lovely weekend.

16 comments:

Debi said...

Gorgeous back to the basic card!!! Love how you made a basic card look elegant. Great job on it!

nessy said...

very elegant and grownup jo!! perfect card for your MIL ~hope she recovers very soon
hugs, vanessa xx

Natalie said...

This is lovely Jo. x

Deb said...

Hi Jo, hope you are well, your card is so beautiful, very elegant! Love the subtle embossing along the bottom!
Have a fantastic Easter weekend, Debx

Heather said...

This is beautiful. The basics work very well for you. Great card! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

Jose said...

Lovely card Jo, it sure is elegant, Im sure Sheila will like the card and the kind thought, hope she will soon be feeling better. Enjoy your weekend with the boys, and the sunshine they are promissing us
Jose xx

Sarah said...

I love this card Jo! It's just gorgeous! Love the embossing near the bottom. Hope your MIL is soon home.
Wishing you a Happy Easter.
xx :0)

Kari said...

Great card! Hope your mil gets better soon!

fairymadjo said...

oh its gorgeous hun, i hope your mil is better soon, huggs jo x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Jo, this is just so beautiful and elegant looking!! I love it!!

Alex said...

Gorgeous and elegant Jo!! I love this and I am sure she did too!

Sorry to hear you are leaving Stamp Something - I will miss your fabulous talent, but I will still be checking in to see what you are up to! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sam said...

Beautiful card, very elegant. Am sure your MIL loved it.
Sam x

LuLu said...

Great card and love the simplicity of the design. Hope your M-I-L is now on the road to recovery.

Michelle said...

This is beautiful Jo, I love the colour and the elegence of it. I hope you had a lovely Easter xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Jo! So clean and simple and beautiful. :)

clare said...

very elegant clean crisp design hun..so love the soft colours and the stamp is so lovely
TFS hugs clare xx

just to let you know..there will be a little something in the post for you very soon :-)