Friday, December 14, 2007

Seeing Spots

Hand-crafted gift cards not only make great last minute gifts, but they make great gifts with a personal touch. When I am making cards for gifts, I like to make the same card but in a series of complimentary colors since it is so eye catching to see the coordinating cards all together like these cards here. The card layout does not have to be difficult, but you should use at least one simple embellishment like the ribbon on this card. Another easy addition is using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the focal point. A wow technique is stamping on Designer Series Paper. On this card, I added the flourish or curly cues from Doodle This to provided more detail leading from the focal object. I punched the focal embellishment from Basic Black with the Scalloped Circle Punch and layered it with a 1 3/8 circle in colored cardstock and then a simple circle design stamped from Seeing Spots in Basic Black on Whisper White.
CASE yourself with any card that you have already designed by changing up the colors. I'm sure you will love the results. Happy Stampin'! EdieB


Adrian said...

Oh I love these! What a great idea and these are really beautiful. I need to replenish my supply of birthday cards and this would be a great way to do it.

Kathy W said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.