Did you know cheerful cards to make at home are easy and fun? All you need is an easy-to-follow design, one ink colour, a colouring tool and some cardstock.
Before I share my top design tips, let’s take a peek at this simple and pretty card.
Which stamp set do you think I used for this card?
You might be surprised!
It’s the flower and greeting from the Nature’s Prints stamps!
I know we might normally only think of that as a more “artsy” and collage-like stamp set, it’s awesome for this design!
Let me share some tips about this card so you can see how this stamp set has lots of versatility!
Cheerful Cards to Make at Home
Jo’s Design Tips
- use only one colour of ink – it can be used for tone on tone stamping like you see along the bottom as well as the main focal point
- add a contrasting colour (I used Daffodil Delight) and white so it pops off the page
- colour with your choice of colouring tool. While I used Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake, you might like to use watercolour pencils, or ink. The choice is yours.
- create an unexpected element. The banner behind the stitched circle (both from the Stylish Shapes dies you can also see in this quick and easy card here) adds contrast and interest.
My final touches were the Classic Matte white dots and the linen bow to complete the card.
Now It’s Your Turn!
So why don’t you give this simple card a try with some of my tips? Or if you’d like to try to make one exactly like I have, a quick click here allows you to pin, print or order the supplies.
This is a card you could give anyone…maybe even a guy? What do you think?
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I hope you give some cheerful cards to make at home a try – then be sure to share them with me at [email protected].