It seems the longer I make my cards, I see my "style" emerging. In my own personal life I have always leaned towards things that are more "tailored" and have simple clean lines. I do cards that have a lot of fancy flowers, embellishments, etc., but I always seem to prefer the cards that are more simple. This one is a perfect example. It was inspired from a sweet blogger friend, Cheryl, whose cards I adore. It was from a layout she did at Splitcoast Stampers. As I have said before, I love the simplistic Asian designs, and I find myself returning to them again, and again. Like they used to say in design class, "less is more", and for me it's so true! I still like to go beyond my comfort zone and experiment, but here I am again back where I like to be.
The background paper is from a beautiful stack called "Far East" by Premium Stacks. I gold heat embossed the stamped areas that are from a set by All Night Media. Also I inked the edges with Distress ink, "frayed burlap". Simple, clean lines and no embellishments and I love it! MAHALO Cheryl for the great inspiration!