Wonderful You, Three Ways with Nathalie Leonelli

Hello friends! It’s Nathalie here and it is my turn to share greeting cards I created with the new Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection. My card making heart was elated when Elle’s Studio introduced this collection earlier this month and, when paired with the equally exciting solid paper stacks, I was unstoppable!

Supplies | Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard BannersSincere Sentiments Wonderful You Acetate StickersWarm Solids Paper StackCool Solids Paper StackSincere Sentiments Wonderful You StampSincere Sentiments Wonderful You Metal DieThankful Paper StackBanners Metal DiesAutumn Die CutsChristmas Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers

I found a sketch in the latest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and used it as inspiration to get started on my first card.  

I selected a combination of papers from both the Warm and Cool solids paper stacks and added one patterned paper from the Thankful Paper Stack. I really loved combining the Wonderful You Stamp with the Acetate Stickers of the same name. They complement each other to create great sentiments.

For my second card, I continued creating with the same set of papers and pushed the sentiment in a circle idea a bit further.

I cut apart some of the acetate stickers to fill three of my punched circles and, using the Banners Metal Dies, added the rest of the sentiment with a stamp.

All my cards are embellished with one of my current favorites in the store, the Autumn Die Cuts. Despite being a fall-themed product, I find them so timeless. I believe these cards can be appreciated any time of year.

To finish, I decided to create another card keeping the same supplies but with a more “clean and simple” design.

I will leave you with a couple of tips:

  • Find one inspiration piece, like a sketch or someone else’s card, to start, but continue exploring the design elements of this piece to create more than one project.
  • To make it easier, limit your supplies. Select a combination of papers you like and use the same set of stamps and embellishments, especially when they offer so many options like the Wonderful You stamps and stickers.
  • Make several cards at a time to have a stack ready when you need one
  • Don’t be intimidated by fancy card making techniques. I didn’t use anything complicated here—I stamped with black ink, used punches and a manual die cutter. That’s it!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see lots of cards in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group and on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag!

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