Hello Card – Clean and Simple Design

My card for today is in the style known as clean and simple. There is a lot of “white-space”. This term can be confusing. It doesn’t mean there is a lot of the color white (although in my card for today, that is the case). It simply means a large area without any pictures or prints. It’s basically the background. Here are some examples:

I truly love this style. It lends itself to pretty or elegant cards. In my opinion, there are a few things you should keep in mind when doing the clean and simple style:

The white space doesn’t have to be white.

The focus should be the shining star. Everything else should support it, but not detract from it.

The background should be cohesive, but it doesn’t have to be bland. In my card, I chose to use a background die to imprint a leaf design. It doesn’t detract from the main focus of the card however. No fancy, bold, bright patterns or designs here!

Use elements to guide your viewer’s eye to where you want them to go. On my card I used the tiny, colorful flowers to create a triangle that causes the viewer’s eye to go from the butterfly to the sentiment to the inside of the card.

Enjoy the video below to see a demonstration of the card being made:

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