Here’s a bright and sunshiny birthday card that I made for a friend!
This card is based on the card sketch challenge at the Lily Bee blog this month. I’ve started to realize something about how I use sketches these days. I no longer keep a sketch in front of me the whole time I’m making the card (or layout). Instead, I look at the sketch and let it sink in a little bit, and then go to my supplies start working. More often than not, these days, I have to do my working in stages. The sketch will percolate in my brain for a while…. then during one of V’s naptimes, I’ll perhaps get out my supplies… and during another nap, I will actually make the project. I use the time in between getting out my supplies and making the project to decide how my supplies (and photo+story, if I’m working on a layout) fit the sketch. It’s interesting to come back to the sketch after my project is finished to see what bits stayed around!
In this case, the features that floated to the top in my brain were the horizontal division of the card face and the banners strung along the divide. I moved the spot for the sentiment, since my banners ended up being a much bigger feature than in the original sketch. I like how it turned out! I hope my friend does, too.
patterned paper: Lily Bee Hello Sunshine
cardstock: the Paper Studio (kraft), American Crafts (white textured)
stamps: Wplus9 and Hero Arts
crochet thread and embroidery floss
1/8″ punch: Fiskars