I have always loved the way greeting cards looked when you open them up and they “pop” with excitement. Not just your ordinary card that may have a beautiful saying but nothing special.
Well those days are over. I have been using different folding techniques that really make your handmade greeting cards fun and exciting. It does take a little more time then your regular card, but it is well worth it.
Tomorrow is my sister-in-laws birthday and then on Monday it’s my Mom’s birthday. I wanted to make them both a really pretty, and different card that they would remember, so here is what the birthday card looks like. (I used the same design for them both but I changed the coloring)
This is the front of the card. I rubber stamped the image onto white cardstock (this dragonfly stamp from Stamps Happen, Inc) the stamp was a large print but I only used the center of the design and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Then I cut out the image and layered it onto the solid green cardstock that was layered onto the patterned paper with pop dots for a dimensional look.
Now for fun inside of this birthday card. I stamped some sentiments on white cardstock tags. Then layered onto a light lavender cardstock. I wanted to bring the theme of the dragonfly into the inside of the card so I stamped this image of a dragonfly (from Stamp Crafts) three times and colored with Copic Sketch markers, then I cut them out using my Cutter Bee Precision tip scissors. I finished them off by gluing them to each of the sentiment tags.
The great part about this card is that I have had these rubber stamps for years and used them one dimensional. But with a different fold of the card and some layering, it is like having some brand new stamps all over again.
~ Wishing Lin Marie and my Mom a Wonderful Birthday ~
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!