Hello, Pretty Pink Posh fans! This is Yana and I have a Clean & Simple Christmas card to share today.
Clean & Simple cards are sometimes the most difficult to make as each element needs to placed in its perfect spot and figuring out where that spot is can take a lot of time. If you’ve never created a Clean & Simple card I’m hoping you will be inspired by my project today and will give this style a try! If you do – be sure to share and tag us on social media so that we can take a look! We love seeing what you make!
To create this card begin by stamping several images from the Winter Friends stamp set in black waterproof ink onto watercolor paper. Color using your favorite watercolors (I used Distress Inks) and cut images out using coordinating dies.
Use glue and some chunky clear or white glitter to add little glittery touches to Christmas stockings. Also coat Christmas bauble with Glossy Accents to make it look more realistic. You can add a bit of shimmer with the help of Wink Of Stella glitter pen or a similar product or draw small details over watercolor using white gel pen to diversify your images if you’d like.
For Clean & Simple cards I prefer to use specialty cardstock with either some sort of impressed or printed texture for maximum impact. I went with white wood grain cardstock here and created an A2 top folding card base. If you don’t have cardstock like this you can either dry emboss your card base with the help of an embossing folder or texture plate or stamp a subtle design in very light gray ink.
Arrange your images on the card base and use a mix of double sided tape and foam adhesive to adhere them onto the card to create some dimension. Be sure to add a sentiment, too! I heat embossed Merry Christmas in white embossing powder onto black cardstock and trimmed it into a narrow strip. I used black cardstock here to compliment black stamped outlines of my images.
Once you have everything adhered it is time to add finishing touches. I went with 4mm Clear Droplets and 6mm Clear Droplets and adhered them around my cluster creating a visual triangle. I not only alternated the sizes of the drops I used, but also the number of drops I included for a more dynamic look
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and idea sheet!