I thought today I would share with you my all-time favorite card layout.
I love this layout because it’s simple, easy & clean. My favorite 3 things in a card design!
You can use this layout in any color of cardstock, but I especially love it using Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock. It uses:
- Base card – 1 sheet of cardstock cut in half, either 5.50″ x 8.50″ or 4.25″ x 11″
- Mat layer – 4″ x 5.25″ (1/4″ smaller than folded base card)
- Focal point layer (where you will stamp your image.) This can be done using a punch or a shape using a Big Shot die. (And you can always just cut a piece of cardstock to create a square or rectangle too.)
My favorite part of this card is the “wainscoating” look at the bottom of the mat. This can be done with either the scoring blade on your paper trimmer or — if you want to make it REALLY easy — use the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
With the long side of your mat up along the top “ruler”, score at 1.75″