Now, you won't often get a Clean and Simple card out of me, I just can't usually hold myself back from using several papers, mats, embellies and bits and pieces, but I occasionally manage to restrain myself and produce something uncluttered. But only occasionally, so make the most of it!
This is a thank you card made for a non-crafting friend. I think non-crafters prefer a Clean & Simple style, for some reason they don't oooh and ahhhh over DPs and pearls and flowers like we crafters do. Strange creatures, eh? (Them, not us ;) ) I've used a linen-textured white cardstock to make this Peekaboo card, the instructions for which I found in an old magazine. It was quite tricky to make! Basically, when the card is closed, you see one image in the aperture, but as you open the card a different image slides into place. I've included photos so you can see a little of how the mechanism works. The images are some glassy floral rub-ons, and I just attached a ribbon and rose because I simply couldn't help myself.
(Just to point out that it's the design on the front that is the Clean and Simple part, the Peekaboo aspect was far from simple.)
|When the card is closed|
|As it opens, you can see through the aperture|
|Views from above - you can see the second image sliding into place as the card is opened|
|Fully open, a different flower can be seen|
An interesting card to make, and quite frustrating at times, but when I managed to work it out I was quite pleased.
I'm entering this is these challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Moving Components
C.E.S.. - No Designer Papers
Spoonful of Sugar - Thank You cards