Monday, 19 March 2012

Card of the Week: Simple is Best

There are so many techniques to try and products to use in the paper crafting world that it is easy to become overwhelmed by all the cool things that you can do.

And I love to try new techniques and play around with new product as much as the next girl, don’t get me wrong.  

But when it comes to card making I try and stick to the idea that Simple is Best.

I made a card for a friend a few years ago that was just crammed full of patterned paper, embossing, stamping, and embellishments.  As a result, the sentiment was completely lost and the card was so heavy and bulky that it did not stand properly on my friend’s mantel – in fact it fell off and was ruined when her cat started playing with it.

After that I decided to tone things down a bit, and keep it a little simpler.
Card Base: Recollections; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; 'Love' Sticker: Pebbles; Doodle Pen: Inkssentials; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives; Foam Square Adhesive: Scotch/3M

While there are several patterned papers on this card, the squares are small enough to keep the card from becoming too cluttered.  There is plenty of ‘white space’ (well, pink in this case), to rest the eye, and the sentiment is clear.

What do you think – is simple best?

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