happy wednesday friends!
today's spin on the inspiration wheel landed on birthday card so i pulled some paper that coordinates with the paper that i used on this card. i also decided to reference a sketch because a small part of me is starting to think that all of my cards look the same - yikes.
the main focal point on this card is a block of colorful, horizontally striped patterned paper. there's thin white lines between the colors which blends nicely with the white card base. about two thirds down the block, aligned on the right side is the sentiment, "happy birthday" stamped in black ink.
near the top right corner of the card is a circle that features a linear black floral design with a stamped black border around it. the floral pattern continues on a thin strip, located just above the sentiment.
one thing that i like is when the black and white pattern is trimmed to a thin strip, the pattern itself becomes a little hard to decipher. it just looks like lines and random shapes but is still visually interesting. meanwhile, at the top of the card in the circular shape it's a little clearer to see. i think it's a fun little [slightly unexpected] element on this otherwise simple card.
around the circle at the top is a stamped circle that's somewhat incomplete - it's from a newer stamp set that i can't wait to really use [it's so fun!] i like the way that it brings your eye to the circle while creating a nice border around it, making it a little easier to see where it starts and ends.
as i've mentioned several times in past posts, birthday cards are some of my favorites to make. they always seem to be some of my best sellers and i think even hallmark would agree that they're one type of card that people send most often. for this reason i like them to be fun, bright and colorful and i hope that they make the recipient's special day a little bit brighter!
this will soon be added to the birthday collection in my online shop. in addition to the cards of #the100dayproject, i'm busy cranking out new styles and designs for the two virtual events i'm participating in next weekend for black friday, small business saturday and cyber monday. it's going to be awesome and i hope you'll continue to follow along!