Clean & Simple Cards: Quick, Easy Projects that Celebrate the Basics of Design Theory (Annie's Attic: Paper Crafts)
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The classic simplicity of minimalist card design can be unexpectedly complex, and this guide to the popular style helps paper crafters meet the challenge of understated sophistication in cards. More than 45 card designs are provided, with full instructions and close-ups that display card details, and the book includes source lists for recommended supplies to replicate the designs at home. The uncomplicated projects make the book suitable for beginners, and more advanced crafters will appreciate the outline of design theory that enriches their existing card-making experience. The basic tools and techniques of card creation are also covered, from stamping to hand-coloring.
(soft stone); Neenah (solar white) Teresa Collins Designs Tell Your Story 6 x 6 paper pad Lil’ Inker Designs Flags & Tags Dies and Stamp set Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko VersaFine smokey gray ink pad White self-adhesive pearls The Twinery cantaloupe baker’s twine Dies: Lil’ Inker Designs (Balloon Dies); Papertrey Ink (Double-Ended Banners Die, #PTD-0066) Lifestyle Crafts Dainty embossing folder set (#EF0004) Die-cutting and embossing machine Ranger Glossy Accents adhesive Stampin’ Up! adhesive foam
determined, it’s time for the fun part of adding the details. Obviously, the focal point will be the highlight of the design and the one that receives the most emphasis. There are a variety of ways to create and emphasize a focal point. Some of the most popular techniques are use of bright or contrasting color, pops of color, large or detailed images or surrounding the focal point with white space to make it stand out. When deciding on the details of a card, interest can also be added through use
Round Sentiments stamp set Clearsnap dye ink pads: licorice, cornflower Sakura black fine-tip pen Blue self-adhesive gems EK Success large corner rounder punch 3M adhesives: adhesive foam tape, adhesive runner 1. Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from cardstock; round upper corners. 2. Cut a 4 x 33/4-inch piece from yellow patterned paper; round corrners. Stamp sentiment onto paper as shown using black ink. Randomly stamp small stars onto paper with blue ink. Outline rectangle with pen. 3. Cut a 13/8
diagonally to form a tag. Stamp sentiment onto tag as shown. 3. Emboss tag using Industrial embossing folder and spacer plate. Attach tag to card front using foam squares. 4. Die-cut and emboss a 21/8-inch Standard Circle SM shape from white cardstock. Stamp image onto circle; color with markers. Attach circle to card front as shown using foam squares. ● Add texture to a tag or embellishment to accent the focal point. Te x t u r e & D i m e n s i o n 45 Get Well Wishes D e s ig n b y Ta m i
ig n b y Ta m i M a y b e r r y Materials Core’dinations cardstock: Vintage Collection (Oxford), Core Essentials (scarlet) Gina K. Designs All Occasion Tags stamp set Clearsnap raspberry dye ink pad Want2Scrap light blue selfadhesive gems Spellbinders™ Grommet Tags die templates (#S4-322) Sizzix Snowflake & Flourish embossing folder set (#656973) Die-cutting and embossing machine Core’dinations sanding block Core’dinations Dust Buddy SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: adhesive foam squares, adhesive