I have been making and loving clean and simple cards - those with few layers, minimal embellishments, no clutter, crisp edges. They appeal to me and I like making them. Best part? It's easy to put them in the mail. Typically a forever stamp will do. I'm better at making the card than sending it, so if it requires a trip to the post office, most birthday cards will need the extra word "belated." LOL.
Having said that, I admire those cards and scrapbook layouts with layers and embellishments and have always wanted to be able to make one of those.
So I gave it a try, with the cutest Snow Day paper and many dies from Lawn Fawn:
Perhaps I like it because of the cute paper from Lawn Fawn. Perhaps I like it because it is a Christmas card. Perhaps I like it because it is my first attempt. Who cares? I like it! Yay! My first attempt appears to be a success!
I didn't start making this card without any research. I have browsed through a lot of cards and layouts and studied them. But you know, sometimes it is difficult to quantify those parameters. My observations and conclusions for these cards are: a) Variety of patterns and shapes; b) Contrast between each layers; c) it's ok to show only part of the image.
With those rules in mind, I started cutting my paper away and used a variety of Lawn Cuts to build my card. I had a blast and am determined to try it again!
My card is linking up to the following:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Weekly Christmas Card - Anything Goes
Christmas cards all year round - Christmas Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
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