Sorry for the insane amount of birthday cards lately…but there are so many family birthdays in autumn around here! This card was a bit difficult to make, mostly because of the color palette I chose to work with, which was a more muted and autumn colored palette. In fact, it was so difficult that my next project is full of bright colors, which is much easier to work with! Anyway, I’m amazed I had enough scraps to use, and I love how adorable this card turned out. That fox stamp is quite versatile!
Today is my oldest niece’s 4th birthday! I didn’t realize how soon it would happen until Friday, when I discovered it was already the end of August and her birthday was fast approaching (along with many other birthdays and events!), so I had to act fast to get this card made and sent out. It will probably arrive in the middle of this week, just a little late. Anyway, in going with my challenge lately to use scraps and color palettes saved on my Pinterest board, I chose this once for her card…colors I’ve actually been using a lot of this summer. The stamp set I chose for this card is one of my favorites…Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods. Like I mentioned above, the papers are all scraps, but the balloon is a Silhouette design, the bow made from American Crafts bakers twine, and the deer was colored using Copic markers. Oh, and I didn’t take a picture of it, but the inside says, “You’re Four!” It turned out so so darling!!!
The other day I was looking through my saved color palettes on Pinterest, and decided I want to pick a few of my favorites to create cards based on. Since autumn is fast approaching, I decided to go with some autumn-colored ones, and settled on 3 ones I really wanted to use. These color palettes would also make incredible quilts and knit blankets! Anyway, for this card I chose the palette titled, “Sapphire + Pumpkin”. To makes things a little more challenging…I also did my best to use mostly papers from my scrap box. Though the colors aren’t exactly a perfect match, I loved how this first one turned out, and I’m looking forward to the other cards I make inspired by some lovely colors.