Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall Birthdays

August and September are sort of "holiday-less" months and as such  fewer cards seem to be made or posted, so I decided to make some fall themed birthday cards.  I've had this pad of "Me & my Big Ideas" papers for a while and I thought something in there would fit the occasion and theme perfectly.  I decided on two papers both with white shadows of leaves.

The first card's background is a fall muted color striped paper with white maple leafed branches as an overlay.  In itself the design was beautiful but I wanted to add my own touch to it.  To accomplish this I used some old "Frances Meyer, Inc." leaf and berry stickers; which I added to the paper's branch outline.  The added leaves and berries pick up the muted colors of the stripes to add vibrancy to the card.  The text is a sticker from "Mrs. Grossman's".

The second card  uses white flocked leafed branches and flourishes over a solid background paper.   Again to add my own touch I added gold rub-on leaves from "Chartpack".  To finish the card I added a thin strip of white paper with another "Mrs. Grossman's" birthday sticker and a small rub-on gold leaf.

Sometimes pre-printed paper is so beautiful on it's own that it needs very little to turn it into a stunning card.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful fall cards John. I couldn't agree more that starting with really wonderful paper is a quick and sure way to a great result.