You are going to love today’s simple card design so much because not only does it offer a STUNNING birthday card like the one made today, you can use this design over and over, with any motif in any color story for any occasion. You are going to want to bookmark this post because this design is a total keeper!
The basic design is some layered circles and rings in the center of a tone on tone card panel with a collection of stamped and die cut elements arranged around the central shapes. Picture other elements like balloons, animals, stars, snowflakes, coffee cups……there is no end to what could be used here. Allison has outdone herself today with this fabulous layout – we can even see this executed with layered squares, too. Let’s dive in!
First, create your decorative elements. Here Allison stamped blooms from our Field of Daisies set with Color Fuse inks and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then she cut some pieces from the Small Leaf Group Die and colored them in with her Copics for a soft look.
Now cut some Nested Circle Small Stitch shapes twice (smaller inside larger) to form two rings from white card stock – save one center! – and one larger circle from a colored card stock (here the green).
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Back to the post! Also cut the largest Nested Deckle Rectangle from white card stock.
Using green ink, stamp the Flowering Vine Background onto your white center circle.
Adhere this to the center of your larger colored circle. Thread a length of gold thread through one of the white card stock rings and adhere the other over the top to make an extra thick ring and adhere this with foam tape over the green circle assembly.
Punch or die cut two tiny hearts from your choice of card stock and adhere together over the end of the gold thread. Stamp your greeting in the bottom corner of your deckle panel and adhere this to your card front. PRO TIP: layering the same colors together as Allie did here with the white gives extra dimension and shadow without having to add another color, even when adhered flat as she did here.
Add the circle assembly to the center of the card and arrange the die cut flowers and stems around it until you are happy – then just adhere with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive.
We just love a simple card design that is both super flexible and allow so much creativity. Are you going to try this one out? Be sure to share your results on our Facebook page so we can ooh and aah!