I wanted to share a few more simple Encouragement Cards with you. For these, I go just barely beyond the initial card supplies. But they could be made with no other supplies than the basics used in the last post. Follow basic directions in previous post.
For this card I used Pink & Main’s Stitched Rectangle dies, but you could just cut rectangles of the various sizes (and round corners with tools like this, or not.) The sentiment is from Friends stamp set, I believe from KaiserCraft (but I can’t find it online). Stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink from Ranger. And heat embossed with Clear heat embossing powder. The patterned papers are from The Classics 12×12″ paper pad, Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. Card base, and cream colored layers are Recollections Cream cardstock from Michael’s. Flat layers are adhered with ATG (tape runner). Raised layer with Scotch foam mounting tape (between striped and cream layers.)
- Card base: 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored and folded in half at 4.25″.
- Cream layers: 3″ x 4.25″, and 2″ x 3.25″ (with the sentiment)
- Striped layer: 4″ x 5.25″, Polka dot layer: 2.5″ x 3.75″
Some of these below have torn edge or “fancy corner” rectangles, or even circles, that can easily just be plain rectangles or squares (if you don’t have/want to get punches/dies–or tear edges). Many of my cards below have birthday sentiments, but these would all be easy to swap that out for an encouraging word. And of course, not all are flowery, or feminine designs.
Enjoy! I’m looking forward to seeing your simple Encouragement Cards in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity Facebook group.
I have a Part 2 Video done for our “fancier”, but still simple, card this month too! Several new techniques, a few expanded supplies. As soon as I edit it, it will be up. Now, go to your happy place, and create!