Saturday, August 11, 2012
Best Fishes for Birthday Wishes
During our church stamping get-togethers, I've had several gals ask how I figure out how I'm going to make a card. So I decided to share with you my thought process when setting about to make a card -- it's actually probably fairly similar to what you do yourself. I'd be interested in knowing how you work it out. Needing a masculine birthday card, I started browsing through all my stash to see what I could pull together. One of the things I love to do is pull out the possible stamps that I could use and then start the process of coordinating the matching scrapbook papers, card stock colors, and embellishments. But not too many options or I'll feel overwhelmed. Once I get everything laid out and look it over, most of the time a design just pops out at me. On this particular card, I selected 3 or 4 fish stamps and 3 or 4 sentiments, then found several patterns of scrapbook paper that would coordinate with the fish stamps. Next I pulled out several colored sheets of card stock that would coordinate with the card stock. Having it all spread out before me, I find it really easy to decide which combination to use. This card was perfect for my pastor as he loves to fish.