Elegant doesn’t have to be difficult, and simple doesn’t have to be ordinary. I’m excited to share a card today that combines elegance and simplicity in a way that’s sure the cause a smile. Quite simply, this card says, “I’m thinking about you. Remember to love life.”
Here’s my card:
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- Style. The Card Concept challenge asks us to define the style of the card we design. I would classify this card as clean, but it it clean and simple, clean and layered or clean and graphic? Because of the beautiful detail created by the laser cutouts, I’m going to go with Clean and Graphic. The red behind the white cutouts creates a bold graphic look that’s hard to miss. There are definitely a few layers here, but it’s the graphic that pops the most to me.
- Layers. The stencil from the Artisan Embellishment Kit serves as the focal point for this project and the top layer of the front panel. While it appears that the panel of red roses is layered on top of a black border, there’s actually another layer of red beneath the white roses, but closely to fit just under the roses. That’s a total of six layers, including the sentiment that rests on top.
- Artisan Embellishment Kit. While the Artisan Embellishment Kit doesn’t fit into my typical style (doilies, buttons, flowers and ribbons), I’m so in love with this die-cut piece (there are two in the kit) that I can’t stay away. Once side of this template is Sahara Sand, and the other is Whisper White. You can see all the components of this kit in the product lists below. If you, by chance, missed my video about using this die cut as a stencil, please check it out here.
Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing Papers: Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Artisan Embellishment Kit, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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