Another beautiful day to create cards. I think we crafters can use any reason to create cards!

Well friends I am using the Maker Forte ’Caught in the Waves’ stamp to make what I consider a clean and simple card. I know everyone has their own CAS definition. I am also a big fan of white space, and this card has both. Read along to see how easy this card is to make.

My first step is to decide what size card to make. This card is a standard A-2. I cut a white card base and a white layer one (5 1/4 x 4 inches). Next i die cut a thin navy blue frame to be used to frame in the focal image-the wave.

The next step is to stamp and color the wave. I actually stamped the wave twice because I wanted to add dimension to the card. I colored both wave images and cut off the top or highest wave. I then stacked the two images using foam tape so the top wave receded giving depth o the water/wave.

Next, I picked an appropriate sentiment and stamped it onto a thin banner in a coordinating teal.

The final step is to assemble the pieces into this clean and simple card. I start with placing the navy frame onto the layer one. Using the rule of thirds I place the dimensional wave in the upper third. Next I used foam tape again to place the sentiment at the top of the bottom third. To connect the thirds I added a few enamel dots and two simple gulls above the waves. (Since I spoke about the rule of thirds I may as well point out the rule of using and odd number of embellishments. Two birds and three dots for a total of five on this card. It works on cards just like in decorating your house. For some reason odd numbers of items grouped together are just more pleasing to our eyes.

These simple few steps with a couple of design rules make for a clean and simple card. This design can be used with all sorts of images and sentiments for any occasion. I hope you give it a try and share with us.

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