Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blue Stripe Flower Card

I made this card to send to the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores headquarters, to thank them for their wonderful "Craft for a Cause" donation to the Operation Write Home organization. Most of my cards are created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

Added February 10, 2011 : Although I liked this card, I wanted to see if I could make it better. So I revised it for the first Stars and Stamps "Saturday Seminar - Creating a Focal Point." To see my Before and After post, click here.

My layout is based on Clean and Simple Stamping's card sketch 120. I drew the striped paper using Copic markers B01, B14, B24, B26, B45, B63, and BG45 and sky blue Copic multiliner on white Neenah card stock. The rest of the card stock is Paper Source lake (medium blue) on a white card base.

The 1/4" twill ribbon is colored with BG45. The large outer paper flower is colored with B000, B63, and Custom color B2000. The inner flower is colored with BG45 and BV000. The center gem is colored with BG49. The sentiment "thanks" is computer-printed in dark blue ink using Lucida Calligraphy font. (041a)

1 comment:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like your simple layout and the different shades of blue.