Do you struggle with clean & simple card designs like me? Learn some tips for creating easy CAS cards featuring the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower set.
Clean and simple is the most difficult style for me to pull off. I love other artists’ CAS designs, but when I do it, it feels unfinished. As a result, I typically continue to add to the design until it’s no longer CAS. The struggle is real!
Single Bloom Clean & Simple Card
One of the easiest ways to keep it clean and simple is to feature a single bloom or focal element. Build-A-Flower: Coneflower lends itself perfectly to single bloom clean & simple design because the flower, stem, and leaves offer a complete package.
In addition, the stem is perfectly curved to hug a sentiment creating a beautifully balanced composition.
Here I used Enchanted Garden, Green Valley, and Pocketful of Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink families for the layered stamping. And, I finished the card with Tropical Forest Enamel Dots.
Stamp it, add a triangle of embellishments and walk away. Fight the urge to add more!
Mostly Outlines CAS Card
Another way to keep you designs clean & simple is to use mostly outline stamping. Here I’ve stamped the outline image in Winter Lake Crisp Dye Ink.
I minimized the addition of color by stamping only the final detail layer for the center and petals. This leaves a lot more white space and keeps the design light and airy.
The centers are stamped with Warm Sunshine and the petals with Polar Bear Crisp Dye Inks. The sentiment is stamped with Arctic Mountain the darkest color in the Northern Shore Crisp Dye Ink family.
It always feels weird to create a card without any black. Is that just me?? To simplify the creation of this card, I did not use any masking, but of course, you could.
That’s all there is to it. Keep it clean, keep it simple.
More Clean & Simple
Need a bit more clean & simple inspiration. Stick to a limited color palette and keep the actual coloring to a minimum.
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