Hi crafty friends! How about a set of simple & easy cards for you today? Sometimes there’s just no time to create intricate or multi-step cards, so I thought it would be useful to share how you can still make them look nice in minutes.
These note cards are smaller in size, measuring only 4×4″ square. The main focus is the big layered flowers in the center. I used two cut files (#271164, #271166) here, but any shape would work. You could use hearts, geometric shapes, stars, etc. – as long as you create a nesting form of the image, you can easily reproduce these cards. The other tip is to alternate the colors of the layers to give it more interest and accentuate the layering effect. The gorgeous Auburn Lane collection has lots of patterns and colors that work really well for this.
For the first card, I used both A and B side of the same patterned paper. I opted for a dark background for the panel which I layered with more patterned paper and light pink colored cardstock. I distressed the edges before adhering it down, just to give it something extra. A puffy sticker sentiment and enamel dots finished the card.
The second card is exactly the same, I just used a different shape for the layered image and once again I alternated patterned papers. The only difference here is that I added some fussy cut leaves behind the flower and rub-on hearts around it. Same distressed edges and also layers of patterned paper to form the panel.
Card making doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Although I enjoy spending time creating cards that are a bit more special, I’m all for fast and easy techniques that come in handy when time is limited. Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!
Hello PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new set of cards created for Pink Paislee with the gorgeous Auburn Lane collection. The fall season is upon us, so why not start making everyday cards to send to family and friends?
The color scheme for my cards today includes greens and pinks with pops of gold.
The first card combines several layers. I started by creating a leaf frame with a craft die from my stash then backed the middle opening with a floral patterned paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad, while for the outer portion I used a pink grid patterned paper.
I then die cut several leaves in different shapes and sizes. I love the gold details in the papers from the 6×8 Paper Pad; they just add the right amount of shine without being overwhelming. I arranged two fabric flowers from the collection in the top left portion of the card panel and layered the leaves all around it to form a cluster.
For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Ephemera Pack and to give it dimension I foam-mounted it and added gold thread behind it before adhering it down. The gold thread just brings it all together.
The second card is simpler. I still combined several layers, but didn’t use any die cuts or cut files.
First, I trimmed my card panel to measure 4×5.25” and for that I used the same pink grid patterned paper I used on the first card. Next, I built some layers behind the sentiment card, which I cut from the cut-apart sheet, and added fussy-cut leaves from the Vellum Specialty Paper on the left side. A paper clip and yellow ribbon completed the look.
I finished the card panel with rub-on flowers that I arranged on the same side of the vellum fussy-cut leaves. I like the contrast they create and the added layer of texture they bring. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base for which I used a green patterned paper with gold accents from the 6×8 Paper Pad.
I hope you enjoyed these examples and will feel inspired to start creating your set of cards for the upcoming fall season.