Clean and Simple card
I love the simplicity of a Clean & Simple card and how they make your cards look more elegant! I also like when a technique is added to such designs, they make the design more intriguing and create a focal point.
Die cutting is a very versatile technique and I love how the beautiful layers of the Luna Meraki Para dies, give us the possibilities of playing with this technique while using the three layering dies that make up the set! I am in awe with the way layering dies create intricate designs and that too in a jiffy!
For this card I am using the technique - Negative Die-cutting and diecut overlay.
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I took a cream colored cardstock and did Negative die-cutting it with the Luna Meraki Para dies - whole die (which could be the bottom most layer of the die ) creating a window of the shape of the butterfly. With the positive of the die, I used the upper most, most intricate wing and die cut it. This intricately cut die cut, cuts with a thin border around the butterfly. The body of the butterfly was cut out of a mirror cardstock. With the butterfly ready, let's get some flowers on our Clean & Simple card.
One of my most loved Paper Packs is the gorgeous For the Love of Flowers paper pack and I love that smooth satin finish the papers have, for a luxurious feel. This paper pad contains 24 double-sided sheets and features 24 coordinating patterns and I chose a design with cute little flowers all over the sheet.
I cut an A2 size sheet out of the pattern paper and adhere it on an A2 size top folding card base. For adding more interest and making the pretty floral pattern be a little more visible, I cut down the cream cardstock from the bottom for about an inch.
Then I adhere my cream cardstock on the pretty floral pattern with 3 D foam tape. At this point you can also make a shaker card by adding a clear acetate sheet or tulle and shaker elements in the window made by Negative die cutting.
For the sentiment I chose the Birthday wishes sentiment from the Be your own Cupcake stamp set.
I stamped it on the opposite side of the floral cardstock that has an Ombre blue color and added a strip of colored cardstock beneath it to tie up the floral elements of the card even on the sentiment.
To finish off the card, I applied glue to the center portion of the intricately cut butterfly and adhered it while it's wings popped up and added the mirror cardstock body on the butterfly.
Layering dies enable us to create stunning, intricate designs without the much difficulty. They will not just make your cards look beautiful but also make your memory keeping in scrap layouts, look pretty!
Next time you need a Quick card that looks intricate and stylish, get the beautiful Butterfly layering dies and make a Clean & Simple card. Crafty Meraki store has two such gorgeous butterflies, one is the Luna Meraki Para dies that I used today and the other is Emperor Wings Meraki para dies. You can check out some more beautiful inspiration here and here.
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Sending Crafty hugs ~ Ishani
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