Create Clean and Simple Greeting Cards
Often, to create clean and simple greeting cards can a challenge. As card makers, we create cards with many elements because we like papers, embellishments and stamps. Mostly, it’s a mindset that causes us grief.
A clean and simple greeting card usually has the following design elements:
- The fewer layers, embellishments and/or stamping the better.
- Use the “rule of thirds”. The rule of thirds is not really a rule, but a guide when placing your elements on a card. Element placement helps the eye move around the card. In this card, the card is divided in thirds by using the die cut over the the designer paper as a third, then just the paper and finally, the group of flowers and the sentiments.
- Don’t be afraid of white space. White space can prevent the card from appearing cluttered.
- A clean and simple card can be quick and easy to create, less that 1/2 hour, not counting design time.
Stamps: Falling Flower, Rose Wonder.
Ink/Markers: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi.
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Falling In Love Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlit Dies, May Flowers Framelit Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits DIes, Pearl Jewels.
You will notice that I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut the cardstock for the sentiment. Look for a technique video showing you how to create the sentiment layer using the framelits and your Big Shot.
Die cut the lacey layer from cardstock, fold the solid end and slip between the designer paper and the card base, attach using glue dots or multipurpose liquid glue.
See this POST for another simple card.
If you want to recreate my card, click on any of the images below which will take you to my ONLINE STORE. Create your own clean and simple greeting cards