Monday, September 15, 2014

Card Design Formula

Sunday was my first card making class, and I really enjoyed designing these cards.


As I designed the cards, I realized that I have a "go-to" formula for my cards:
Card Base + Background Designer Series Paper &/or Embossed Card Stock + Stamped Greeting + Embellishment(s)

Of course there are so many design options, but this seems to be my starting point and the common elements for most of my cards. I even typed up my notes as I prepared for the class:

Hello card
1. Stamp set – Four You $14.94 (Wood Mount 130535)
2. Cardstock – Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe $6.95 for 20 sheets
3. Ink Pads – Calypso Coral & Gold $5.95 & 9.95 (126983 & 132141)
4. Wood element – from Project Life kit
5. Sequins $4.95 for 750 (133631)
6. Big Shot and Decorative Dots Embossing Folder – Optional
7. Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper $12.95 for 12 sheets of 12x12 paper
8. Paper Doilies $2.95 for 24 (129399)

Birthday Wishes card
1. Stamp set – Four You $14.94 (Wood Mount 130535)
2. Cardstock – Whisper White $8.40 for 40 sheets (100730) & Blackberry Bliss & Hello Honey $6.95 for 20 sheet variety pack (133681)
3. Ink – Blackberry Bliss $5.95 (133642)
4. Elegant Butterfly Punch $15.95 (127526)
5. Rhinestones $4.95 for 150 (119246)
6. Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack $6.95 for 48 sheets of 4 ½ x 6 ½” paper
This card was inspired by one on Pinterest

Thank you card
1. Stamp set – Watercolor Thank You $8.95 (1135377)
2. Notecards & envelopes $5.95 for 20 (131527)
3. Sequins $4.95 for 750 (133631)
4. Ink color of your choice ($5.95)
5. Water color brushes (purchased from Amazon)
This card was CASED from the Stampin' Up! catalog.

Next up, I am working on fall card ideas for an upcoming Stampin' Up! party and my October class.




1 comment:

Susanne said...

These look great. I like using a formula for cards too - makes for productive crafting.