Brooke came over to hang out for a bit on Saturday. It’s always a treat to spend time with her. As she was on her way, she called to say, “My Mom’s neighbor is turning 90 tomorrow. Can we make a card to take to the party?” Now, that’s a challenge I’m happy to accept. After we chatted for a bit, we headed to my Stamping Studio (I just gave my basement space a small facelift by adding a ceiling and some new lights – it’s been upgraded from Stamping Dungeon to Stamping Studio).
Brooke’s only guidelines for the card were that it should be masculine and that the front should have a big, bold “90″. With a little help from My Digital Studio to create the “90″, here’s what we came up with:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack: Year-Round Fun. This stack offers 48 pages of 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ double-sided paper. If you flip though the stack, you’ll see all sorts of beautiful Christmas prints – bold Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade prints with some Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake thrown in for good measure. If you turn the stack over and flip through the opposite sides, you’ll be greeted by bold, not-Christmas patterns in Early Espresso and Island Indigo. This feature makes this paper stack extremely versatile and allows you to use it all up (if you don’t get through it during the holidays. This Early Espresso houndstooth print screams “masculine,” don’t you think?
- Accentuate intricate elements with bold elements. As we flipped through all the options in MDS to select the font for the “90,” we were tempted by lots of narrow, intricate fonts. They just looked so darned fancy! We had to keep reminding ourselves, though, that we needed a solid, bold font that wouldn’t fight with the intricate print of the houndstooth. Selecting a bold font to coordinate with the detailed print allows both of them to shine in their own right.
It’s not shown here, but we added an Early Espresso “Happiest Birthday” from Apothecary Art. I hope Mr. Gilmore had a wonderful birthday celebration!
Papers: Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla Accessories: Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies, MDS
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The One-for-One Swaps will be mailed back out today. I received 28 cards from all over the U.S. The cards were all wonderful, and I appreciate your participation! I’ll post pictures of all the cards on Friday (I’m excited to share them all with you, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you!)