Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Clean and Simple Card Designs

Sometimes it is easy to get carried away with adding too many layers or too much "bling" to a card - and we as ladies just can't help ourselves.  BUT - even though the US Post Office loves charging us for the extra postage to mail our "fat" cards - it is a good reminder that our art can be just as beautiful if we keep it simple.

 This card uses the Art Philosophy (AP) cartridge for the Cricut Machine (WOW - did I mention to you at all that CTMH now has their very own cartridge for the Cricut...oh yah!). The beauty of the AP cartridge is that so many of the images are designed to coordinate with our wonderful stamp sets.  SO...I cut the flowers out of 2 different colors of cardstock, and then stamped the image, lightly inked the edges to give them depth, and added a small black button brad to the center.  Fast, Simple, and Beautiful.
This card also uses images from the AP cartridge.  So not only are your cards simple, they truly are fast.  The flower is made by cutting 4 circles out, in 1/4 inch increments.  Crumple the paper, layer, secure in the center with a brad - and then add a light layer of what I call glimmer mist (made by adding our pearl paint and water to our spritz bottles) for a beautiful finishing touch. 

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