Simple Steps to Elegant Cards

Good Thymes

Have you ever been frustrated by a card project that just seems to be missing something?  If you’re like me, sometimes you want to kick things up a notch without getting too fancy or spending a lot of time.  Today’s card project is simple and elegant but includes a couple of extra touches to make sure it will still wow the recipient.

I’ve used the Good Thymes stamp set to create a quick card with clean lines.  What takes this card to the next level?  Dimension!

Rosemary card with layers

Adding dimension is one of my favorite ways to punch up a simple card.  Here I’ve used the Vine Embossing Folder on one of my background layers.  This subtle pattern totally changes the feel of the card.  Next, I used Willow ink and our Sponge Dauber to add a soft accent to the edges of the lighter card stock.  I adhered the center panel with 3D Foam Tape to give my stamped image emphasis.

These quick and easy tricks can be added to all sorts of cards and scrapbook pages to add that special something that takes your project to a whole new creative level.  Do you have a tip to add impressive elements to your cards?  Please share it in the comments.