Wednesday, April 10, 2024


The card I'm sharing today has a very modern feel to it.  I'm not sure if it is the colors, the patterns or the overall design.  What do you think?  Do you see "modern" when you look at this card?

I'm still trying to decide if I really like it.  Modern is definitely the home decor style that I like.  I am all about a clean and simple style when it comes to my surroundings.  But I'm still debating about this card.

As I began designing the card, my first goal was to use the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP). This DSP is the large DSP collection in the current Annual Catalog.  I had not purchased it, but then when it was added as a choice in month 2 of Sale-A-Bration I thought, “What do I have to lose?  It’s FREE!”

I have always been drawn to the color combination of Black and White with a dash of red.  I considered using that color combination for this card.  But I thought I should get out of my rut and try something different.  So, the accent color I choose was Tahitian Tide which is one of the retiring In-Colors.

Most bright colors will look nice with black and white, but what are your thoughts about this color combination?  

Of the three sentiment image stamps included in the Filled with Happiness set, this one is definitely the most modern (clean & simple).  During my research I saw a card where someone had emphasized the "just a note" portion of the image, so I thought I would emboss the words on Basic Black Cardstock with white embossing powder.   I think that was a good option for this image.  It's bold and stands up to the boldness of the DSP patterns.

Since the sentiment says, "just a note", I thought I should leave plenty of room inside the card to write a personalized "note".  I stayed with the modern feel by matting the message layer with Basic Black and Tahitian Tide cardstock and then adding a strip of one of the bold DSP patterns from the front.  I tried the swans first because I thought they were cute, but they didn't stand up to the boldness and modern vibe of the rest of the card.  I settled with using them on the envelop flap.  Can you see the sneak peak?

Use this link to download the PDF Tutorial for today's card.

Refer to the Product List below for more information on any of the products used.

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