CAS Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards

Simple  and minimalist Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards . I am sure these would be perfect five minute cards to send across to long lost friends 🙂

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Hello creative people!  This year has been a blogging setback although I have been doing a lot of creative stuffs otherwise. I love the crafting community for the fact that they always somehow reach out to me in some form or the other and encourage me to get back to blogging 🙂 I was on cloud nine when Deepti from Catchy Challenges asked me me to join their monthly challenge this month. Honestly, I love love her so much because of her simplicity and they way her cards are not only minimalistic but also uses minimalistic supplies. I have always been an ardent follower of her blog and her youtube channel and I couldn’t contain my happiness on her invite 🙂 Anyways, coming to the challenge,  the theme for this month’s catchy challenge is “Scandinavian Pattern” and that is a theme I absolutely love. Lets jump straight into todays post then – Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards!

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What is Scandinavian Design?
Scandinavian design stands for simplicity, minimalism and functionality – something easy to  and something we all want after-all.

I made two Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards and I absolutely loved making them. Minimalist and functional cards have always been my favourite. Here is my source of inspiration!!

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The first Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards is a cliche Scandinavian style card – patterns with greys. The different shades of greys with hints of gold/copper have always been a statement Scandinavian style.

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I used the background stamp “tiny hearts” from my favourite things and hero arts ink in the shade “soft granite” from hero arts, on fabriano cardstock in the shade “bianco”.
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 I die cut the word “hello” from MFT’s “hello & thanks” dies , stacked it together for a 3D finish and topped it with a gold shade die cut.  That’s it.  A pretty card to break the ice between long lost friends and surprise them.
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And for the second card I was very much inspired by the pattern.
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The second Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade card is a bit colourful because come on we are still Indians who love colors: D A little Indian style Scandinavian card with a bit of personal touch.
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 I chose these simple flower and leaf stamp from concord & 9th stamp “all year long” stamp set and stamped on fabriano elle erre  in shade “bianco” .
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I wanted to write the wishes by hand so I kept the background colourful yet subtle. The sentiment is written with Hunt101 Nib in Sumi Black ink and I think the functional part of the Scandinavian style is fulfilled with the handwritten sentiment.
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The reason I started card making on the first hand is I loved our childhood Christmas time when we used to carefully choose Christmas cards from the church, and I want to revive those memories in this digital age. Handwritten messages and handmade cards are the best way to be closer even when you are away.
I hope you liked these Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards and I can’t wait to see your take on Scandinavian theme 🙂
Love
Angela Jose

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