Another Anthony and Burt Creation

Hello everyone,

Thank goodness is Friday and I get to post a Crafter’s Companion post!

It’s that time of the season when everything outside is wet and cold and everyone inside my household is down with the sniffles. I hope all these dreariness ends soon and as I was deciding on which Anthony and Burt image to use for my card – this one seem very opportune for this moment in my life.

I colored dear old Burt the frog (Anthony is the fly) with alcohol markers and texturized him with a blender pen. On my last Friday’s post, I shared how I colored him.

This week, I wanted to share a design tip instead – for clean and simple 1 layer cards. Clean and simple comes naturally to me but I know many of my friends struggled with clean and simple – I hear them tell me it always turns out boring and plain – as if something was missing.

Over the years, I have discovered that what helps me make a clean and simple card pop is really to create a strong and bold focal point – either using dimensions (pop up), a strong color such as the big colorful bow I used and I have started to enjoy using negative die cuts too.

I hope you will give clean and simple a try with these 3 simple tips – Anthony and Burt are such completed image set that works so well with this style of cards.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Danielle says:

    That is so cute!

  2. Laurence says:

    Oh it’s so cute !

  3. Zarah says:

    Oh goodness, how CUTE! Love your colouring and how you really let the image be center of the card – it’s beautiful!

  4. Joan V says:

    Wow, left a message on the other blog, Crafters Companion. Love your card and thanks for the tips.

  5. Heather Robertson says:

    What a fun card – love it

  6. This is a fantastic card. The colors in the ribbon really look great with your finished image.

  7. Dorothy Ho says:

    I love this card. It conveys the ambience of the wet season so well.