The changes of the seasons are pretty exciting to me. I love to watch the leaves turning and starting to fall in October/November. (I don’t like raking up falling leaves though. And with the falling leaves also come multitudes of pine needles in our area. Never a dull moment!)
I saw a card recently that used splashes of color as the back ground. These colors could be pastels for spring or summer, Christmas-y colors for the holidays or the golds, burgundys, greens and browns of autumn. Those are what I’m using for today’s sample.
I like the little Rich Razzleberry mat behind the stamped image. Measurements are
- Very Vanilla basic card front: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.
- Rich Razzleberry layer: 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Very Vanilla stamped layer: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
Do you see the pattern of the decreasing of the sizes of the layers? The second (RRazzleberry) layer is 1/4″ smaller on each side than the card front. The next (top) layer is 1/8″ less on each side than the previous layer.
I used the swoosh image from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set and I alternated the top placement of the image almost every time I changed color. I also didn’t keep the stamped images in a straight line.
After a dusting of the stamped images with the Embossing Buddy, the greeting, from the fabulous Watercolor Words stamp set, is stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink, followed immediately by a ‘dumping’ of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and a heating/melting of the powder with the Heat Tool.
What colors will you use for a quick and simple birthday card? Share them please?