I have been making grad cards by the bushel lately and and have been following roughly the same design. I just LOVE this particular design. It goes together quite easily and to my eyes it looks very nice and neat when completed. I have made it so often now that I can do it by memory for the most part with just changes to the overall color palette. I really like the "JustRite Stamps" brand of stamps for this type of card and purpose.....and so many of the stamps coordinate with Spellbinder's dies so it is a win/win for me with regards to pulling off a nice card without too many ripped up versions along the way! I have decided that I love to craft but that my artisitic and creative abilities are somewhat lacking and so it is nice to have supplies that cater to those deficiencies as well as bypassing them!
I have two cards to share with you today.....I actually would have had 4 but forgot to photograph the other two and have already mailed them out. Bummer because one of them was just gorgeous with a color palette of pale peach, pink, yellow and white.....such a soft but "refreshing" summer color scheme!
The first card that I am going to share is a birthday card that I have made for one of my very best friends. She has a early July birthday and so I decided to incorporate a bit of a red/white and blue color scheme as well as pops of yellow for highlight. I also did something different with the inside. I bought this large....LARGE heart in a discount bin last winter after Valentine's Day but when I got home I felt it was actually too large to work with the way I wanted too. But lately, I have been putting it inside my cards for a soft background. I really like the way it finishes off the card and it is a small print therefore making it easy to write over. I am planning to enter this card into the My Shari Crafts Challenge #113 "Happy Birthday America" which is to make a birthday card for someone.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that your July is off to a great start! We are having cooler than normal temps here but it is just lovely out....no rain, warmish breezes and SUN!