I am a big fan of a high saturation of bright white with splashes of color and touches of inky black. A master of this is Christine Middlecamp. Sigh. Her work is gorgeously layered and so vibrant like this project HERE.
Last night I found I needed a birthday card for an aunt of mine and I wanted to explore these colors and go a different route in making the card or in other words: make a card with no stamping!
After exploring my big tub of embellishments I picked out the Sidewalks collection flour sack from October Afternoon, elements cardstock sticker sheet from the Out of Print collection by Basic Grey and die cut stickers from the Countryside collection by Studio Calico and a lovely woodgrain embossed white tag from my new July ohDEERme kit from Freckled Fawn. I happened to have some older paper from the Lemonade collection and a scrap from June Bug (both favorites of mine) by Basic Grey out from another project that worked with these items.
I realized I needed touches of black to make the colors pop a bit more so I added some black lines to the sticker from the Out of Print collection and adhered the yellow butterfly to a black scallop circle cut from cardstock. The black and white twine tied on the tag and it's pattern paper backing seemed like a natural fit. To the card base I added a piece of doily I had left. The card still looked a bit bare in the bottom right to me so I punched the corner and added a strip of patterned paper behind it to add another element of green and interest.
One last shot before it gets sent off:
I hope my aunt likes it. I had fun making a card a bit different than the norm for me.
I appreciate you taking the time to visit!
Celebrate! birthday card
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific and black, Neenah Papers
Patterned Paper: Strawberry Patch and Tee Time from Lemonade collection and Picket Fence from June Bug collection, Basic Grey
Tools: postage border punch, Fiskars; floral corner punch, Martha Stewart Crafts; scallop circle die, Spellbinders; Cuttlebug, Provocraft
Other: elements cardstock sticker sheet from Out of Print collection, Basic Grey; element sticker sheet from Countryside collection, Studio Calico; flower sack from Sidewalks collection, October Afternoon; woodgrain tag from July ohDEERme kit (from curtsey boutique www.curtseyboutique.etsy.com), Freckled Fawn; doily from stash; baker's twine, Divine Twine; Precision Pen, American Crafts