Clean and Simple Cards

Handmade cards are a great way to let someone know that you're truly thinking of them - and they're a blast to make! But how many of us actually have the time to create a unique handmade card for every birthday, holiday or event? It can be time-consuming! Luckily, Erin Taylor is here to share some of the many tips and tricks she's got up her sleeve for creating clean and simple cards that are still super cute and fun! While her class is chock full of ideas, she's sharing a couple others today ;)

Good morning! Erin here, with three CAS (clean and simple) cards. One of the best things about stamps is how versatile they are. With endless techniques and creative possibilities, stamps are great investments for any paper crafter. When I first started creating cards way back in 2010, I did a lot of work with line art images and Copic markers. Copics were all the rage (and still are!) and I practiced my coloring techniques for hours. While I still enjoy using Copic markers, I'm finding new ways to use my line art images. As many of you know, I love creating my own backgrounds using solid stamps. Recently I've been using line art stamps to create fun, interesting backgrounds, which helps get more miles out of my stamps.

For this card, I used four colors of ink and four line art images from Papertrey Ink's Tremendous Treats: Halloween stamp set. I stamped my background with the larger stamp, then filled the open space in with a small star stamp.

After my background stamping was finished, I added a die cut tag stamped with a cute Halloween sentiment and tied with twine. I added a plastic star from Freckled Fawn and a few sequins to finish it off.

I used a large, floral line art image as the focal point of my next card. I stamped it onto rustic white cardstock, then adhered a sentiment stamped on kraft cardstock. The soft floral image and heartfelt sentiment create a lovely card to give to your best friend.

My final card was created using a detailed line art stamp and some tone-on-tone inking. I stamped the floral image with kraft ink onto kraft cardstock, creating a subtle floral background behind my sentiment. I accented this card with neutral gems and thin white seem binding tied in a bow.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope my cards have inspired you to create backgrounds with your line art images. Have a wonderful week!

Make sure to check out Erin's Clean & Simple Cards for more ideas! 

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