I am on a roll...out of necessity (my driving force). I had another card for a cousin to make. Sadly, I forgot it was her 18th birthday or I would have included 18 in the card.
As for inspiration for this card: when she recently sent a thank you card it was simple, graphic and gender neutral, so I thought rather than going the frou frou/bohemian look I sometimes do for young women (why I do this I am not sure other than maybe I am still imprinted with a spread in Vogue when I was around 18 which was a gypsy/bohemian chic look) I would go with bold colors and graphics.
Again, I went to my stash of embellishments picking out some die-cut tags from a package by Studio Calico from their State Fair collection. I recently had been playing with a piece of yellow chevron paper from the original Amy Tangerine collection I absolutely adore (I love the grey stripe on the back too) and thought the yellow would look great with the blue and red. I added another piece of patterned paper from Studio Calico I had on hand. The sentiment is courtesy of yellow Thickers and red Jillibean Soup letters. The last touches were the yellow twine and a yellow arrow from Studio Calico to mimic the arrow on the red and blue tag and draw the eye to the sentiment.
I like to add a little decoration to the inside of the card that mimics the front and also uses up scraps or extras to minimize the mess on my table.
One more view before it is shipped out:
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!
Graphic Birthday Card
Patterned paper: Oh Happy Grey from Amy Tangerine collection, American Crafts; Telegraph (I think that is the name or Primrose) from Field Guide kit, Studio Calico
Cardstock: solar white, Neenah Papers
Other: yellow foam Eric Thickers, American Crafts; Alphabeans in roma red, Jillibean Soup; (yellow arrow) Scrap Pads from Memoir collection, Studio Calico; Die-Cuts from State Fair Collection, Studio Calico; yellow twine