clean & simple sunday no. 87

The clean and simple card for today features the berry image from A Muse|Studio’s Beautiful Botanicals 2 stamp set…

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I’ve been enjoying the silouette-style achieved when you stamp a solid botanical image in black ink, but today I wanted to try something lighter. I chose panels of mermaid and did some heat embossing of the images using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I then matted these mermaid panels onto a panel of onyx to give the design a crisp edge and bump up the contrast. The sentiment this week is not from A|S but instead I used a sentiment from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set. I finished off the card with a bit of polka dot organdy ribbon.

I can’t believe we’re already into the last week of August! Back to school next week and soon the leaves will start to turn…That means we need to start thinking about what we’ll make for Christmas cards this year!! I hope you’re enjoying the new Holiday Stamp Catalog from A Muse|Studio. I have been working on my first annual Holiday Card Series to showcase some of the fabulous new A|S stamp sets, some of the older holiday sets and to give you lots of creative inspiration for your own holiday cards this year! The series will start posting sometime in September and this year it will run for 12 consecutive days. All new designs, created especially for you and the series!! Can’t wait to share. 🙂



  1. Pretty card, Kris!

  2. Oh, I just love this card!! The mermaid so vibrant, the embossed botanical really pops on it and it all stands out so beautifully against the black background. Can’t wait to make it!! Thanks Pitter!!

  3. Lovely!! So crisp and clean. Just catching up on my blog reading! 🙂