Cards don’t have to be complicated. While it’s nice to go over-the-top every once in a while (did you see yesterday’s ribbon-weaving project?), it’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel every time you sit down to create a beautiful card. A heartfelt sentiment can be expressed with even the simplest card layout. Here’s a simple card I made with a simple layout:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- The Tag. Since the announcement of the Spring Catalog, I have been crazy over these tags from the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit. I’ve used them as tags on a gift box and to mount a gorgeous cross for an Easter card. Here, I embossed a simple Thank You in white. The sentiment fits perfectly on the tag.
- The Layers. The starting points for this card are the tag and this Designer Series Paper from World Spectacular. While Soft Suede and Crumb Cake don’t exactly match the color of the tag (the tag color is somewhere between the two), they complement it nicely. I repeated the layers (Soft Suede/Crumb Cake/Calypso Coral) from the outside of the card on the inside of the card. Adds interest to this simple piece.
- Sponging. When creating the repeated layers, I knew that Calypso Coral card stock would be too bold as the layer below the tag. Instead, I sponged a piece of Whisper White card stock with Calypso Coral ink. I lightly sponged the edges and then swiped the sponge from the center outward. Without the tag, this piece is quite atrocious. With the tag, the piece is a perfect addition to this card.
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Stamp sets: Dude, You’re Welcome Kit Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, World Spectacular Designer Series Paper , Whisper White Inks: Calypso Coral Accessories: Pop-up Posies Designer Kit, White Embossing Powder, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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