Forget the time intensive cards – today it’s all about clean and simple 2 step card making!
The beauty of these quick cards is how much of an impact they make.
With very little supplies.
And even less time to make them!
I love the colours in this one, which you could use for Valentine’s – or for any time.
In the world of card making, the allure of simplicity is undeniable.
Clean and simple designs not only showcase elegance but also allow the beauty of your chosen elements to shine through.
What Makes a Card Clean and Simple?
For me, clean and simple is almost always a card with lots of white or cream.
It doesn’t have to be ALL white, as you see with today’s design.
In fact it could be all colour.
But it generally has very little embellishment and is a minimal-list card design.
Maybe another way to think of them is as elegant and uncluttered designs.
Like this clean and simple handmade card I hope you enjoy. It was one of my faves last spring.
Clean and Simple 2 Step Card Making
Time to Create Your Own!
Let’s recreate this card! Here are the measurements.
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Basic White Thick – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4”
- Pool Party – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Pool Party ribbon – about 5″
- Linen thread – about 8-10″
Let’s Make It!
- Burnish the fold with your bone folder and fold the card. Glue the Pool Party panel to the card front.
- Stamp the leaf portion of the flower in Granny Apple Green ink. TIP: stamp the image at different heights and turn the stamp upside down for some of the images to provide some variety.
- Choose the two small flowers and heart and use them to stamp the “flower” image on/above the leaf. I used Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink.
- Stamp the greeting in Pool Party above the flowers on the right hand side of the panel.
- Wrap the Pool Party ribbon around the bottom of the label adding glue to the back to secure. Tie the linen thread around the left side of the ribbon and make a bow.
- Glue the stamped panel to the card front.
- Add one adhesive-backed flower beside the greeting.
You can use whatever stamps you have on hand to make your own card like this. But if you’d like to use exactly what I did, please click here for a complete supply list to print, shop or share with others! Thanks you so much for choosing to shop with me out of all the other Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrators 🤗.
Thanks a Bunch
I hope you enjoy making this easy and elegant card my crafty friends!
I think you’ll find once you choose uncomplicated elements, coupled with the beauty of simple flowers like in today’s design, your card is both visually appealing and easy to recreate.
So, gather your supplies, let your creativity bloom, and share the joy of clean and simple 2 step card making with those around you!