One might think that brads were invented to be used by stampers for the centers of flowers. I've used them as centers in Primas and other "store-bought" flowers and as centers for very many punched flowers, but by far the easiest use is on a stamped flower right on the card.
And the easiest way to kick brads up a notch is to use multiple sizes of a single color. Monochrome designs keep the look clean and simple, but size variations add interest. In both cards, I used two sizes of flower and brads, but everything else about the cards is simple, simple, simple.
Oh, and the only reason I rounded the corners on the stamped panel in the second card is because I messed up the upper right-hand corner. The center of the flower showed. Since I couldn't put a brad on the edge, I rounded off the mistake. Easy fix!
I really feel like this blog needs an Easy Button to push for every post as I'm always telling you how to make things easier, fix things easier, design easier. I'm all about the Easy.
But I'm not easy. Just ask my husband.
stamps: Papertrey Beautiful Blooms, Everyday Blessings
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals, assorted brads, corner rounder