clean & simple sunday no. 98

For today’s card, I’m dialing it back to clean & simple and pulling out my Copic markers…

a muse studio lets be adventurers

I love the clean, fresh design of this card, the simple image and sentiment from the Let’s Be Adventurers stamp set. To create this card, started with a base card in Sky. I stamped the image and the sentiment to a panel of sugar using Memento Black ink since I knew I’d be coloring in the image with my Copic markers.

I stamped a second arch image on a scrap in Memento ink as well, colored it in and fussy-cut it out with scissors leaving a tiny white border around the image. I chose to color the arch in Copic W3 and W6. The highlight under the image was just a swish of BG10 to help anchor it. I attached that arch I’d colored and cut to my base panel directly over where I previously stamped it and used foam adhesive to pop it up off the base.

a muse studio lets be adventurers

To embellish, I took a bit of orange chevron ribbon, folded it in half and stapled it to the stamped panel. I covered the staple with a little bermuda-colored button that I’d previously threaded with some white twine I had in my stash. I think threading buttons before putting them on the project gives the whole thing a nice, finished look. This isn’t much of an embellishment, but I think it really does finish this clean and simple design in an interesting way.


  1. What a cute stamp and sentiment! What a great job!