Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bird with Heart Frame on Blue - Before and After

Three cards with almost the same ingredients.  The two "before" cards (below) are also nice, but my final card (above) is my favorite.  I'll try to explain why:
  • Design: The butterfly version (below right) has the same colors as above, but a different design.  I like the interplay of the leafy branch (above) with the heart frame and bird, better than the butterflies, which leave the frame more empty.
  • Colors: The "blue bird" version (below left) has the same design as above, but with different colors.  In the card above, I really like the bright touch of yellow, and the bird has more impact in terra cotta than in blue.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Ellen Hutson white linen, Hero Arts latte (brown), Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), terra cotta tile (rust), summer sunrise (deep yellow), harvest gold (medium yellow for one butterfly), and the bitty dots print from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack.
  • The bird's eye is a dot of Copic 0.5 cobalt multiliner
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls.
  • Dies are PTI sketched shapes (wide long banner), PTI framed out #11 (heart frame), Impression Obsession birds, and Poppystamps Dies meadow leaf.
  • Punch is EK Success small butterfly.
  • Sentiment "love you" is computer-printed in blue ink, with a darker blue outline, in Brush Script Std font. 
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." (294)

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