Thursday, May 7, 2009

Clean and Simple

Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge #13 is where I got the inspiration for today's card. The idea is to have a card with lots of open space, little or no embellishments and limited layers. In other words, quick and easy to put together. On my base of Brocade Blue cardstock I used some cancelled postage stamps I had been saving. Behind the stamps I embossed an image from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. In place of a sixth postage stamp, I stamped an image from Independence Day and backed it on top and bottom with Real Red. I made this card to take to Operation Gratitude this weekend where I am helping assemble packages. They are always in need of any types of cards for soldiers to receive and use to send to loved ones at home. Thanks for looking!


Melissa said...

I love your committment to Operation Graditude! Being a military wife (he is retired now), that makes my day!

I never thought of using Brocade Blue with patriotic cards..that is a great idea!

Mary Fish said...

You are wonderful for being so committed to a cause. Fun card! Hugs, Mary

Tiffany said...

That is nice of you to volunteer Patti! Cute card. The embossed background is really cool!