CAS, Clean And Simple, with large open spaces and not a lot of fuss. It's getting harder and harder for me to follow these guidelines, but I always stick to at least one mat under almost every layer and at least one embellishment. Those two rules can really make the difference on your card. Here, I stamped the adorable stocking from Yuletide Christmas (from the Mini Catalog) in StazOn Black and colored it in with markers. The red stocking was colored in with Ruby Red and then the accents were highlighted with Bravo Burgundy.
Can you see the defect on this card? Up in the right, next to the bear, there's a smudge of red. I hate to re-stamp something when it's a perfectly good image, so I used my Color Spritzer and my Ruby Red and Old Olive markers to splotch color on the background. "Now you see it, now you don't." So, there's my tip for the day. Don't throw your image away, spritz some color onto the background.
To finish the card off, I matted the stocking on Old Olive, stamped "merry christmas" in Ruby Red onto Confetti White cardstock, attached the Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain around the back, and matted again on Old Olive. Sweet and simple.
Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station once again.