Let’s make a simple handmade card for someone special. We’ll jazz it up with a little bit of heat embossing, a cool cut-out and some twine for that little bit extra dash of polish!

Let’s take a peek!

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special

Now I’m not normally a collage-y kind of cardmaker. But this set is so easy to craft stunning cards like this one. Ones with subtle touches for an antiqued kind of feel.

I absolutely love the mix of scripty sentiments with the airy images of the Taste Touches stamp set. And if there’s one must-have set of labels in this new catalogue, these Tasteful Labels ones are IT!

They’re a mix of ones with a dry embossed outline and ones with a stitched outline. They mix and match wonderfully for super designs.

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special

So for this card today, I cropped the label from the card front with my die cutting and embossing machine then used it on another card to showcase its stitched element.

I also used this same technique and set of labels for this monochromatic card.

Let’s take a closer look and see how you can copy some of the neat features of this card.

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special

Jo’s Design Details

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special
  • Use neutral colours. Here I’ve used Early Espresso for the feather and the textured background on the Cinnamon Cider paper. Stamp onto your coloured card with the texture stamp repeatedly, re-inking your stamp each time.
  • Use a cutout. I first cut the label OUT of the Cinnamon Cider panel so I could mount it directly onto the Very Vanilla card base and stamp through it for my main focal point.
  • Add texture. Run the Cinnamon Cider panel through the Subtle 3D embossing folder for a cool linen look. Take a peek here to see exactly how to get this look.
  • Sponge it up! Add more subtle tones by dabbing your sponge into the Early Espresso and tapping onto the embossed cardstock around the edges.
  • Add the unexpected. A lovely copper sheen on the words can be achieved with a Versamark pad and copper embossing powder. This video shows how to emboss with confidence.

Add some fun with ribbon!

I happened on this ribbon treatment by accident. I started out making a bow but pulled one of the loops all the way through! As I was about to pull the whole thing apart, I took a closer look and thought how perfect it was for this particular card!

So YAY, happy accidents do happen every once in awhile!

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special

Who Will Your Someone Special Be?

It’s your turn to make up a card using some simple, collage-y type elements. Take a page out of my book and CASE (Copy and Share Everything) this design!

If you need any of the supplies you can add them to your own stash by clicking any image below. Thank you so much for shopping with me.

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special

Much Appreciated

I love to share the love of paper crafting with you. Thank you for stopping by today to check out what I’ve been designing. Here’s a final look!

Simple Handmade Card for Someone Special

A few key elements, just two colours and a bit of twine and you can have a simple handmade card for someone special too – try it today!

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