Feb 20, 2023

Maximalism in Cardmaking

I watched this video by Yana Smakula in which she discusses "maximalism" - a design trend that is sort of the opposite of clean and simple. I was blown away by her cards and had to do a little research. 

Most of what I found focuses on interior design, but the principles are the same regardless of use - usually bold patterns, layering, and vibrant colors. Recently, when we were house hunting last year, we saw this in the use of bold wallpaper. It also reminds me of Tole Painting. My mom had a tray with a tole design painted on it and now I wish I had kept it.

For cardmaking, the potential for disaster is real! However, done right, it can be a lot of fun. So, this card is my first experiment. It uses dies from Spellbinders - In Bloom and Stained Glass Window. There are a few other small floral dies and a hot foil sentiment also from Spellbinders.

So this was a fun experiment. I definitely want to try it again.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Excellent 

Disclosure: Spellbinders gave me In Bloom and Stained Glass Window.


Leslie Miller said...

I love this look, all the dies and colors you used. Beautifully done, Joan! I watched Lana's video, too. Thanks for the link. She sure added a lot of layers. This was fun!

Vikki H said...

Perfect sentiment for your bright experiment. Your take on Yana's post is excellent!