Simple but Striking card design

Hi stamping friends! Today, I’m excited to share a few cards with a simple but striking design. It’s become one of my go-to layouts just because it is so flexible with minimal fuss but a very ‘complete’ look. This first sample is floral, but as you’ll see, the design is great for cute images, too.  Let’s take a look then I’ll share some details…

Greeting Card Floral Image from Southern Serenade by Stampin' Up!
Floral Image from Southern Serenade by Stampin’ Up!

I made a few cards just like this, changing up the colors and using different images. Keeping it roughly the same design made it easier for me to create several cards within a shorter time frame. (Often, I can spend hours on just one card… just taking my time, no rush at all.) My goal was to make a gift set for a coworker who is going through cancer treatment. Thankfully, her friends and family have rallied around her to support in ways that are meaningful to her. I know she likes to send cards, so I left the greeting generic enough to cover whatever she would like to say to them.

To create this look, I started by lightly blending ink over a stencil directly onto the heavy white card base. I added more ink towards the center, then lightened up as I neared the outer edges to keep it very soft overall. Each of the floral images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock then colored with Copic Markers. After fussy cutting, I adhered them to the card front with some dimensional adhesive and then added just a few sequins for shimmer. I’m hopeful these will be easy to mail if she chooses to do so.

Along with the florals, I also included a few cute cards for her to use. If I’m not mistaken, her 7 year old daughter used this one to send a note to her teacher. It’s such a blessing to create and share things that brings joy to others, especially in trying times.

Image: “Bring Out the Sunshine” by My Favorite Things

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards and are inspired in some way for your own creativity.  🙂

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