Hello everyone! Today’s post is all about creating a scene that’s a little more on the simple side. Sometimes it’s a challenge for me to keep my scenes clean and simple. I’m usually a more is more kind of crafter. But for this card, I wanted to limit the amount of elements I used. This is my way of compromising between a highly detailed scene and a true CAS scene.

I started this card with a pretty floral paper cut slightly smaller than an A2 card base. Since my scene was going to be simple, I thought using the floral pattern as a border would add some interest. Next I die cut a deckled edge panel. The Nesting Deckle A2 die set has many size options so I was able to pick the one that would leave 1/2 inch of the floral pattern showing.

This scene was created with images from two different stamp sets: Picked For You and Forest Fawns. I love how all of Hello Bluebird’s sets can be mixed and matched to build custom scenes. I Copic colored all the images with the following colors:

  • brown – E40, E41, E42 (bunny) E31, E35, W6 (tree stump)
  • green – YG11, YG17
  • pink – R13, R14
  • blue – B63, B66
  • yellow – Y32, Y35, Y38

I added a greeting from the Birthday Script stamp set. I thought this particular greeting would leave my options open for the occasion I end up using this card for…. could be for a birthday or some special celebratory event. Lastly, I hand drew some butterfly trails in. If you’re nervous about hand drawing details onto your cards, I suggest penciling them in first. This is what I alway do first and then I use a fine tip marker to fill in over top the pencil lines. I then can erase any pencil marks still showing.