I've made lots of cards with this particular layout. Seems like I've seen it lots of places but never could put my finger on where, largely because it's a classic that's been around forever. From my Simplicity perspective, those are the best kinds of layouts. In fact, I used it on a whole set of cards for my very first post on this blog.
Then I saw THIS LOVELY CARD by Diane Cramer (fionna51 at SCS) and read her inspiration for it and thought, "YES!" I have a Life is Good tee in my dresser drawer with three citrus slices (orange, lemon, lime) on it. If only I had a citrus slice stamp, I'd use it for sure! Diane, thanks for making that connection for me and inspiring me to go straight to my craft room and make these two cards!
The tees don't have a line around them, of course, but for some reason, these cards begged for a line frame. Who am I to argue?
Simplicity Tip: For drawing line frames, I use a gridded, L-shaped, clear ruler. When I use the inside of the "L" to draw the lines, the corners look better than just using a straight-edge and trying to match the ends up. As you can see on the Lots of Love card, sometimes drawn lines don't turn out perfectly, but I am not a computer and can't be perfect. Sigh.
Hope you like these two classics!
Supplies for both cards:
cardstock: PTI white, SU!
stamps: Hero Arts clear stamps, PTI simple alphabet
ink: various (sorry, can't remember exactly, but not SU, probably chalk inks)
accessories: circle punches, MS scalloped circle, rhinestones, dimensionals, markers, black stickles