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Holiday Cards – Clean & Simple

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Hi all,

I’m excited for my favorite holiday that is coming just around the corner – Christmas! To give myself a kick-start in creating cards I signed up for an online card class. Each day is filled with amazing inspiration and techniques that just make me want to sit and create for hours. I absolutely love it!

Today’s cards and lessons inspired me to create cards that follow a clean and simple theme. There are many ways to achieve this type of card style here are 2 techniques I tried.

One way is by using score lines and minimal colors. I shadowed the score lines from the ornament piece onto the card base as well (it’s very faint in the photo, but looks soft and subtle in person).

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For the second card, I tried a tone on tone look. Here I chose 2 shades of red to create a background. For an added pop of color, I used a blue card base and a white banner to hold my sentiment.

CleanSimpleFinished

Such a fun style to create and the possibilities are truly endless. I can’t wait to share tomorrow’s class projects with you all as well.