This is the first card I've created using my pretty new colours : ) And I've used 4 of them - Fresh Celery, Sweet Bohemia, Sweet Apricot & Peppermint Cream - with a colour from the original Colour Palette, Irish Linen. All on one card. And I love them.
I wanted a colourful card, with a simple & clean style and maximum impact for my new colours. So I chose a plain white background, because a white background will always give any colour maximum impact, and splashes of colour, highlighted with big, bold, co-ordinating buttons, adding just a touch of neutral with the Irish Linen and Button Twine to 'ground' the design.
This is how I made it ... .
You will need ...
A6 White Card Blank.
Scraps of Patterned Paper cut into circles slightly larger than ...
... Co-ordinating Buttons
Sentiment printed on 300gsm White card
Kraft Button Twine
Small Pearls & Buttons
1. Cut out your sentiment so it measures 1cm less in both width and height than your card base. Tie your Kraft Twine around it and into a bow.
2. Secure your sentiment to your card base, using 3D foam pads to give it depth and dimension, and leaving a 0.5cm border around it on all four edges.
3. Stick down your circles. I've used a combination of scrunched up paper. And card. And I've mounted the card circles with 3D foam pads for dimension.
4. Add your co-ordinating buttons.
Simple! A simple design, that is simple to make but with colour, layers and big buttons to give impact, and a lovely depth and dimension to the finished design.
And a lovely way to use all those big buttons that linger in the bottom of my button jars too!