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I tend to overembellish my cards. Do you have any tips on how to make sure I get just the right amount of embellishments?
Jo says: I love clean and simple cards but they are difficult to make, especially when you have been used to lots of embellishments. I find that layering pattered papers adds dimension and interest to a card without the need to use too many embellishments. Use the main image as the focus. When I make a card, I decide on the layout of the papers first and then place the images onto the base card. I choose just a few embellishments and lay these out too, making sure there aren’t too many. When the card looks right, I fix it all together. For ideas, take a look online at some clean and simple card sketches. You can also buy matching embellishments that coordinate with patterned papers, which can consist of die-cuts, decorative brads, puffy stickers etc. Sticking with these will ensure you don’t overembellish.
Apply the brakes when it comes to embellishing