This card starts off exactly the same as yesterday. I wanted to take the very quick, clean and simple card and take it up a notch whilst still keeping it clean and simple.
After stamping the elements from Watercolor Words in real red on whisper white card stock, I trimmed the excess white space quite severely. I’d had a piece of real red embossed with hearts using the Happy Heart TIEF on my desk for a few days and it was definitely the inspiration for this card. Of course that piece of real red didn’t work here, so the original inspiration piece is still there. Waiting!
After I’d embossed a fresh piece of real red, I put it right in the centre of the thick whisper white card base. I tend to use the thick whisper white for bases and the ordinary for everything else. I then realised that I needed a thin real red border around my main focus. Once I’d added that I popped up the matted sentiment with dimensional and positioned it on the card. Not in the centre, that was just too predictable, but slightly more to the right. In my opinion, it brings it to life. I again added the dry embossing to the envelope flap, as I did yesterday.
So, here are the two side by side. Which do you prefer?
Here’s the, again, short list of supplies needed to make this card
Don’t forget to pop over to CAS Colours & Sketches to check out this week’s challenge and enter your card. There’s no pressure, change a friendly challenge to help you stretch your card making skills.
See you tomorrow,