Simple Card Designing

Learn how to take a simple card design and repurpose it to make a variety of cards. You can take any card design and use it over and over simply by changing elements and/or colors in the design. The cards feature the NEW 2023-2025 In Color Collection and the Quiet Meadow Bundle from Stampin’ Up! However, keep in mind that you can use any supplies you have on hand with this card design.

The Card Design

You can really use any card design and repurpose it. However, for these cards I chose a very simple card layout which can be used with a variety of different stamp sets.

The background of these cards features a piece of patterned paper cut to 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. You can add a 1/4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of white cardstock next to the patterned paper for a bit of contrast. However, you can also jazz it up a bit by using an edge die, like the scalloped contours, to create a decorative piece to accent the patterned paper.

The focal point for the cards is heat embossed on colored cardstock. Simply stamp any image on a 2-1/2 x 4 inch piece of colored cardstock using versamark ink. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the versamark, tap off the excess powder and heat to set the image. Matte out the image with a 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock.

The greeting is stamped with classic ink on one of the label shapes from the Meadow Dies. I love the look of mixing embossed and ink stamped images.

Simple Stamping

All of the cards I am sharing today feature a monochromatic style using white for the accent pieces and only one other color. I really love the look of monochromatic cards. However, you can certainly use more than one color with this card layout.

These next couple of cards feature the same card layout as the previous 5 cards with just a few modifications. The first modification is the focal point which features the use of classic ink on white cardstock instead of embossing on the colored cardstock. The white cardstock piece is the same size 2-1/2 x 4 inches. The second modification is there is no matte behind the focal point.

The third modification is the greeting. A little heat embossing on colored cardstock instead of using classic ink. Mixing heat embossed elements with ink stamped elements is a great way to change the look of your card. The final modification is the addition of some bakers twine.

These slight modifications enable you to use the same layout over and over again with different colors and/or patterned papers. For more monochromatic card ideas, check out my latest post HERE.

In Color Club

And if you are loving the NEW 2023-2025 In Color Collection, then definitely check out my In Color Card Making Club! Registration will be closing at the end of the day on May 1, 2023. You definitely don’t want to miss this event as I will be sharing over 40 different card ideas through out the 5-months of the club!

Check out the little sneak peek (above) of the 8 different club cards created with Moody Mauve. Learn more about the In Color Card Making Club HERE and reserve your spot today!

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have a simple card designing technique for repurposing some of your favorite card layouts! Why reinvent the wheel? Use those favorite card layouts over and over again with different supplies. If you enjoyed these card ideas, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

Be sure to watch the video to see the creation of these layouts in action. Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn


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