Today’s card is inspired by two very different things: the layout is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch, and the colors are inspired by my high school alma mater. Odd, right? Why am I thinking about high school? Well, let me tell you. My coworker was telling me about her daughter’s upcoming high school graduation – I’ll be making a special card, so we discussed her high school’s colors. That got me to thinking about MY high school colors, and they (somehow) made their way into my card today.
Here’s my card:
And here’s the mascot that inspired my colors today 🙂 :
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Tall and Skinny. As part of this week’s Mojo Monday challenge, the cards are supposed to be tall and skinny. I made my card 5″ x 3-3/4″ (the paper is cut to 10″ x 3-3/4″ and scored at 5″). While it’s a bit smaller than a standard card, it will still fit in a standard envelope. I like a card with a different shape – long and skinny, tall and skinny, short and fat. All good stuff.
- Colors. I really wanted to add a little Strawberry Slush into this card – I wanted the card to have a third color, and I thought this bright pink would compliment the others well. In the end, I decided to stick with these two – Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie.
- Build-a-chevron. It’s subtle and undefined, but I created a bit of a chevron with the two panels of Pacific Point striped paper. I cut one strip along one side of the 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and another strip along the other side. Woo hoo for a little visual interest. I didn’t want to cover up the chevrons, so the oval base to the greeting is vellum.
- Freebie. I always give three “points” but have an extra comment today. This is your freebie. Perhaps it’s a regional thing (or perhaps it’s because I’m a such a sarcastic person), but I’ve always felt like “gee, thanks” was a bit snarky. If someone handed you a dry, half-eaten donut, you might respond, “gee, thanks”. Am I wrong about that? Do you see this sentiment the same way I do? 🙂
Stamp Sets: Really Good Greetings Papers: Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, High Tide Designer Series Paper, Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper, Vellum card stock Inks: Pacific Point Accessories: Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Brights Candy Dots (Pumpkin Pie), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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