Before I share today’s project, I have to just say “wow!” to your kind remarks on the card I shared yesterday. On the one hand, I was happy that Kate received so many supportive compliments – she deserves them. On the other hand, I rarely get THAT many comments – no fair! 🙂
Leigh Ann asked me to make a card for her daughter who is graduating from high school this year. This week’s Freshly Made Sketches layout was the perfect start to this graduation card. Here’s my card:
And here’s Cindy Lovell’s sketch that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Repetitive Border. I’m a type-A personality. Things don’t ALWAYS have to follow a certain rule, but I like when they do. If I create a panel inside a panel on a card or in a project, I want to make sure that the inner border parallels the outer border. In this case, thick blue, thin red, white on both layers.
- Glue-Snip-Glue. When assembling a card, I never glue anything down until everything “works.” When an item needs trimming (the banners along the top of the white background), make sure to glue those down and trim before gluing that layer to the next. Glue-Snip-Glue.
- Balancing Act. Balancing all of the elements on a card can be tricky. Before gluing it all down, make sure all pieces contribute to an aesthetically pleasing composition. With all the blue and red, the centerpiece of this card moved around a bit before settling closer to the top, right corner than the sketch. I also added three Night of Navy candy dots to in the corner of the centerpiece to further balance it all.
Stamp sets: Pomp and Circumstance Papers: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Night of Navy) Inks: Real Red, Night of Navy Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits, Regals Candy Dots (Night of Navy), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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