Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sharing: Anniversary Card

I sure hope Blogger gets fixed soon.  I'm so bummed that I don't have any comments to read and I'm frustrated that I can't leave comments .  Oh well, at least we can still post and read posts!
Today I'm sharing a very fast and simple card I made for my parents recent anniversary.  I'm ashamed to say that I've been behind on everything lately and I actually made this card just a few days before their big 15 spare minutes before going to work!  But shhhhhh....don't tell them!
Here are the design details:  The card is made from beige cardstock.  On top of that is a piece of cream CS that I ran through my Sizzex Texture Boutique to get the embossed writing.  I hit the raised writing here and there with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  The flowers are a sticker that I placed on green cardstock and then ripped all around using a deckle ruler.  The ribbon was a little too bright so I hit that with the same DIs as on the embossed CS.  Finally I stamped the little "Always" tag and attached it to the ribbon.  To "glam it up" a bit, I added Stickles to the flower centers and here and there on the tag.
So there you have it.  It may have been last minute, but nobody would know...
unless you post it on a blog!

And here's a little design tip:  When you're placing a focal element on a card, scrapbook page, etc.  You want the element to face the inside of the project.  If the element faces outward, the viewer's eye is led away. 
Now I sure hope I don't offend the creator of this card, but it's a perfect example of what I mean.
It's a nice card, the colors are great and the image is beautiful, but the overall design would have been so much better if the bird would have been placed on the left side of the card and the wording on the right.  The bird would have been looking INTO the card....leading the viewer's eye right to the wording.  So if you've ever looked at your layout and thought "something doesn't look right", it just may be the placement of your focal element.


Jaqi said...

Lovely anniversary card! I wish my last minute quick cards looked so professional!

Thanks for the design tip too. I think I would naturally have placed the subject facing into the project but I'll be more aware of it in future!

And now you have a comment to read :)

Paper Squirrel said...'d never know it only took 15 minutes!

Gerri Herbst said...

so sweet...cant believe you made it in record time!