I have cards for two birthdays in January, and my first card today is for a friend whose style is quite minimalist. I took my cue from Less is More challenge week 205, which is 'black, metallic + one' meaning one more colour. With my friend in mind, I searched my stamps for something that would suit - plenty there, but the decision is never easy, is it?
I decided on scribble flowers from the Simon Says Stamp set 'Favourite Flowers' with the scribbly part heat embossed in black first, and the colour, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, stamped after. The sentiment is also by SSS, from 'Greetings and Succulents' heat embossed in the metallic element, Ranger Liquid Platinum. I just love this colour! The little enamel bow is by MME.
As my eldest grand-daughter is 15 on the same day as my friend, I have included her card as well, as it is quite a different style. I love colouring nowadays, and this card gave me plenty of opportunity to do that. It is one of the Fashionista stamps, by Unity.
I have just found that my first card may qualify for Virginia's View Challenge #11, called 'clean slate'. There are a few criteria to guide you, so my card meets the 'lots of white' and the texture (with the embossed flowers and sentiment. It is not so strictly one layer, as I have the white panel attached to a coloured card, but there is only one layer on the card - am I grasping at straws here do you think? Anyways, I will enter and see if I suit.