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Elegant cards with a few easy steps

Elegant cards don’t have to be complicated and with today’s card, I’m sharing some easy tips to create them in no time.  This card combines a variety of Altenew stamp and dies to create beautiful fresh and elegant thank you card. My tips will cover composition, colour and balance, so let’s get started and create elegant cards with a few easy tips!

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create elegant cards with a few easy tips!

create elegant cards with a few easy tips: harmonious colours

Start off by stamping the flowers from the Altenew Life is Awesome layering stamp set. For this card, I used the Lapis Lazuli Mini Ink Cube set as well as the Shades of Purple Mini Ink Cube set. I choose these two colours as they are analogous colours – they sit beside each other on the colour wheel and are harmonious with one another when used. This is not the same as complementary colours which are opposite each other on the wheel. 

Next, when you have stamped the flowers out, also stamp a few leaves using a few soft shades of green. This will help greater a fresh feel to the card. However, you can also use darker shades if you prefer. After the stamp is complete, use the coordinating dies to cut the stamped images out. In addition, stamp and die-cut one of the vases from the Altenew Versatile Vases stamp set.

create elegant cards with a few easy tips: 'white space'

Another tip to create an elegant card is to have white space -this doesn’t have to be white card as it can be any colour you want. What it refers to, is to have a large amount of colour on the card that is not stamped on/die-cut up/inked etc. So for this card, the white space does happen to be the card base. 

To help anchor the vase on the card, die-cut the Altenew Burlap Textured die ou of kraft cardstock and glue this onto the front of the card. The texture of this die still allows your ‘white space’ to peek through. For an elegant card, keep the sentiment simple. The Altenew Fancy Thanks die out of black card, adds some contrast to the card but remains simple enough to not overtake the card. Lastly, finish off with a few sequins scattered around the card. 

create elegant cards with a few easy tips!

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Versatile Vases Stamp - Altenew
Versatile Vases Stamp – Altenew
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Life Is Awesome stamp - Altenew
Life Is Awesome stamp – Altenew
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Fancy Thanks - Altenew
Fancy Thanks – Altenew
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Life Is Awesome die - Altenew
Life Is Awesome die – Altenew
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Burlap Texturd Die - Altenew
Burlap Texturd Die – Altenew
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Lapis Lazuli Mini Cube Set - Altenew
Lapis Lazuli Mini Cube Set – Altenew
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Shades of Purple Mini cube set - Altenew
Shades of Purple Mini cube set – Altenew
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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