I hope that you are enjoying some wonderfully crafty time?
Today I am sharing a card that I made for my Granddads’ Birthday 🙂
For the base of this card, I had found a 6” x 12” piece of blue cor’dinations cardstock – I love this Blue – and decided it was going to be my card base. This automatically determined the colour scheme and the size for me – 6” x 6” square.
I then looked through my papers to pick a patterned design that included the Blue and also some other bright colours. I saw this spotty design and I knew it would be perfect!
I wanted to add some further texture to the card base but did not want it to clash with – or overwhelm – the patterned paper panel. I chose to do some tone on tone stamping with a large border stamp and an ink in a similar colour to the base card. I covered the entire card front.
Once I did this, I thought then, that the patterned paper panel needed some extra defining to the edges. So, I got out my paper scrap wallet and delved in, finally choosing a perfect bright yellow to match some of the spotty dots.
For the focal image of my card I had decided to use a Lawn fawn stamp set called ‘Love you Tons’ – the set also has matching dies.
I stamped the two elephants with Memento: Tuxedo Black ink as I planned to colour them with my pro-markers. Once I had them ready I die cut them and placed them onto my card. At this point I wanted to add some ‘ground’ for them to be placed on. I decided to use vellum so that the pattern on the paper still showed through. This still grounds the layout without dominating the scheme..
I then chose to add some tiny die cut hearts in a smooth silver glitter paper. I wanted to use heart sequins or stickers but I didn’t have any in my stash!
Finally I stamped the sentiment onto the vellum and also heat embossed granddad onto the card top.
Of course that wasn’t the end of the process I also decorated inside of the card and the envelope:
I hope that you have enjoyed todays share,
As always: Take Care and Happy Crafting!!
A great male card Jennifer, very cute images, love the patterns and colour combo.
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Thanks Helen for your wonderful complimentso 🙂
Jennifer your creative spirit is beautiful, I really enjoy looking at your cards.
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That’s such a lovely thing to say, thankyou. I hope to see something you have created again soon 🙂