I certainly let time slip away from me since my last post. It's been birthday central around here again...although it always seems like there is someone special to celebrate. I love being able to put a special card together that fits the personality of the recipient. That would explain why I haven't bought a card from the store in years!
Here's a card for one of my brothers' birthdays.
I bought the floral pattern Graphic 45 paper fully intending to use the yellow with black polka dot "B' side in a layout but the deep, rich colors of the floral pattern was calling to me so I dug through my scraps to find little chunks of tone on tone papers that would match for the patchwork strip at the bottom of the card. I love how rich it turned out...that floral really is gorgeous!
This one was for son #3's girlfriend who happens to share a birthday with the above brother.
I wanted to keep it fairly simply and not to frilly. She loves the ocean and all things associated with it so I thought the cool marine green and muted purple were a lovely fit and the little label sticker with the green and yellow really helped to pull the yellow into the card.
Lastly, I took a dear friend out for a birthday lunch recently and this card was for her.
I loved being able to add layers and textures and not having to worry about how I'd mail it since I was hand delivering it along with her gift. the card started with the Webster's Pages journaling square and I pulled some of the stickers from the sticker sheet from the same collection. The rest was just mixing and matching to get it just right.
I love being able to celebrate those that are special to me...what would I do without them?