I'm one of these folks that have always thought that every image needs to be colored to be pretty, and make a statement. Recently, I began trying some other ideas that eliminated coloring. Here is one idea that makes a 10 minute card every time!
So, dig out three colors of cardstock that you like, and cut them into strips the width of your card front. I used some repositionable tape to hold these panels in place for stamping. Also, choose either a large background stamp, or stamps to 'fill' your three panels.
Next, after positioning your panels, stamp your image.
After stamping, take each panel, and adhere it to your card front.
You can stop there, or continue on with a sentiment - here's what I did...
I cut a very thin strip of the blue cardstock used for the center panel, and created a vertical line across my card front. I then chose a sentiment, stamped it in Versamark on black cardstock, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment was adhered with pop dots to the blue strip. It looked too plain, so I added a couple of teensy white hearts that a friend had given me.
Grab those RI stamps and give this a try!
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