Congrats & I couldn’t be happier
Let me start by saying that I have absolutely no idea what happened to the post for yesterday. It was written [and I thought] saved. It didn’t post. I can’t find it. Therefore we’ll just proceed with today’s post and I’ll do my best to recover the inspiration and share it where I can.
Today though, I’ll be recapping two cards I’ve listed on Etsy. With the holidays quickly approaching, my listing has switched gears a bit from holiday theme to all-occasion and everyday themes. I’m trying to highlight cards that would be a perfect fit for anyone, anytime of year!
First up is a congratulations-style card with several of my favorite elements.
I die-cut the word “congrats” from black cardstock and loaded that sucker up with layers of glossy accents which, when dry, added an intense amount of shine and gloss to the word. It looks fabulous and the photos don’t even begin to do it justice. I also added a small yellow button [because seriously, who doesn’t love buttons?!?]
The patterns are fun and the color scheme of blues, yellows and greys all coordinate. The yellow panel is layered on top of a creamy white card base, constructed from heavy-weight cardstock.
Here’s a view of the entire card. The listing for it can be seen here. It’s a card that would be great for sending for any number of reasons.
The second card I’m highlighting today shares a fun sentiment that’s the focal point of the card.
I utilized a brightly colored embossing powder to cover the entire sentiment, which reads “I couldn’t be happier for you” in a lovely script font. The block of paper that the sentiment is on has a subtle grey & black pattern which coordinates nicely with the secondary patterned block. Three small black gems adorn the right side of the card helping to form a visual triangle and move your eye around the card.
I chose to round the upper right hand corners on both the patterned blocks as well as the card base. I think it is a soft touch that adds a little detail without distracting you from the overall design. I also chose to draw two sets of lines freehand that travel down the left side of the card and across the bottom. The stamped sentiment panel is elevated off of the card base with the use of pop dots.
The listing for the card can be seen here. I think that the aqua pops quite nicely with the combination of grey, black and white. It’s a perfect card for sending to a friend to help share happiness.
Don’t forget that I’ve got lots of options for cards to send to friends in my Etsy Shop and as always, I’m happy to create custom orders. Tomorrow I’ll be back with the standard Wednesday feature, One Stamp – Three Ways.
Hopefully you’ll come back and check it out. Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience of the missing post from yesterday. I am seriously baffled, but like I previously mentioned, will do my best to re-write and share my inspiration.