Keeping It Simple

It may be easy to get carried away with details and embellishments, but sometimes simple is just the statement to make.  Here’s how I created a simple, yet stylish card in just a few easy steps.

  • Curious Metallic Cryogen White cardstock, 4 ¼ x 11 (scored at 5.5” for card base) and 5 x 3 ¼ 
  • Flame Stardream Metallic cardstock, 4 ¼ x 5
  • Small stamp (one that can easily be repeated for an all-over pattern)(I used the butterfly from American Crafts “Terrace” set)
  • Scalloped edge punch
  • Matching ribbon
  • Ink to match Flame cardstock (I used Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie)
  •  Adhesives, including dimensional
Using the small stamp and ink, create a random pattern on the 5 x 3¼ piece of Cryogen white cardstock.  For a natural look, rotate the image randomly and stamp off the edge of the cardstock.
Create a scalloped edge on both sides of the Flame cardstock using the border punch.  Center and attach the scalloped piece to the card base using your favorite adhesive.
Tie a bow or knot around the stamped piece and then add it to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive.
You’ve got a simple, all-occasion card.  Turn this idea into a great gift by creating a set of cards to share with a special friend!  Simply change the color combo used on the ink and ribbon and repeat the simple steps above.  Don’t forget to include the envelopes!
The additional cardstock colors I used in my card set are:  Azalea, Amethyst and Lagoon… all from the Stardream Metallic collection at CutCardStock.

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