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materials: Patterned paper, stickers: October Afternoon, Thrift Shop;
cardstock: American Crafts, vanilla; font: MS Courier.
Since the prompt/subject was Creativity Heals, I wanted the card to feel warm without feeling cluttered with layers. I wanted the message to be clear and simple. Since it was a 'miss you' card, I wanted it to be cheerful and colorful but not over the top. I wanted it to reflect my love of graphic elements, stitching and vintage flair. Just like writing, I had to envision an "audience" - in this case my friend Catherine, who I haven't seen in ages & miss more than words can say.
The construction of the card was a bit of a challenge. I cut the leaves (lots of leaves!) from a template I made from cardstock. I stuck with one paper line to make sure all the patterns worked together. I mixed up the arrangement until I had the right combo. Love the pops of red in the flower. I worked in layers and all I can say is thank goodness for mini glue dots!
Regardless of the outcome today, I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. I'm also loving getting to know my fellow Gallery Idol card makers. What an unexpected bonus - they are a great group of ladies.
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