This is my entry for this week's One Layer Wednesday over at Simplicity, which is to use 3 images and 1 sentiment.
I actually find simple cards are very often harder to make than layered cards...one tiny mistake can stand out like a sore thumb. It took me 3 goes just to get my embossed rectangle straight!
On top of that was deciding upon the whole composition...to make it interesting without using any layers or embellishments.
First I decided to place my rectangle off centre. I think it looks better than it would have if it had been central. Then there was the decision where to place my 3 snowflakes for best effect. I decided to have a couple stradling the embossed lines of the rectangle, to help bring the design together. And finally, for just a bit more added interest I stamped the snowflakes in 2 different colours, I just think it would have looked too bland if they had all been the same colour.
And that was my thought process with this card! It looks like quite a quick card, and it would be to recreate it, but it actually took some time to really think about the composition.
But that's why I love simple cards...if done right they can be so effective. Hopefully I have just about achieved this!