Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hallo * clean & simple 2/4

Hi there, Nicole here.

I'm back with a second clean and simple card for my April series.

I got asked many a time how I make my clean and simple cards. To be honest, I do not have a recipe. It's just the way I love making cards, it's kind of "natural" for me. But I found some guidelines/instructions for you that might help :-)

If you want to make "clean and simple" cards, try to stick to (some) of these points.
  • one focal point
  • a lot of open space
  • only one (or two) layers
  • no or minimal embellishements
  • minimal color palette
  • simple, uncluttered and easy to recreate

If you want to improve your clean and simple cardmaking, try playing along Clean & Simple challenges. You'll find many inspiring ideas and get to practice at the same time.

  1. stamp your immage on watercolor paper with some Distress Ink
  2. take a waterbrush and color the immage using the color from the edge
  3. fussy cut the immage
  4. use the ink smooshing technique to create the background
  5. stamp the greeting and assemble the card
  6. I used a white colored pencil to fill in the sentiment

Glowing Seaside / nur mal Hallo sagen

Create A Smile is moving and they are taking a break. The shop will be closeduntil May 7th.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon :-)

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute!! LOVE the way you created the sea and that fun squid is adorable!! Great design!