This is part three of my clean & simple cardmaking series about "how to spice up clean & simple cards".
I love making series and I asked what you would like to see on this blog in our Facebook group "Create A Smile Friends & Family". Many of you were interested in tips on "how to spice up clean and simple cards". So here we are :-)
Clean and simple cards are super fun but because there is so much white (or blank) space on them, you don't want them to be boring, right?! I try to add an eye-catching element to my cards to keep them interesting. I picked ten of my favorite ways to spice up clean & simple cards.
What's a clean & simple card?
I made a mini series on that too. You can find part one here -> clean & simple 1/4
My third tip is SMILING SENTIMENTS. This means, let your sentiments shine, smile and be the star of the show. No critters or scenes are a fun way to keep your card clean and simple but interesting and fun. It's also a good way for masculine cards.
You can do so many things with your sentiments. Here are some older cards I made, using fun sentiments as a focal point.
for the card on the top
- us a more or less solid stamp and rainbow (dye) inks to stamp your background. To make the white sentiment pop, the stamped colors have to be close together.
- die cut the word several times from white card stock and glue them together. I used Stick It to make this step a bit easier.
- stamp the small sentiment on some black card stock and heat emboss it with white embossing powder. Cut it down to a thin strip of paper.
- arrange your card and voila, you're done :-)
It's that simple ;-)
Create A Smile has awesome sentiment stamps and dies! Check out the "sentiments" section in the shop ;-)
Did you know, Create A Smile sells alphabet stickers in almost every color? You can create your own sentiments and personalized cards!
Have a happy day :-)