When I was making this card, I was feeling really inspired to play with some washi tape! The result was a design that is a country – and slightly unconventional – card for a baby boy!
Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft). Decorative Tape: Bella Blvd (Blue Gingham, Yellow Chevron), Pink Paislee Artisan Tape (Orange). Stickers: Close To My Heart (Chalkboard Shapes), Martha Stewart Crafts (Pink-White Cosmos). Button: Bella Blvd (Wood Mix). Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Mega Mixed Messages). Ink: Close To My Heart (Mini Inks – Whimsy). Twine: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Jute Button Twine).
Although I’m categorizing this card as a baby boy card because of the blue, yellow and orange color scheme, there’s really nothing about it that screams “baby” – so it is perfect for unconventional parents or parents who don’t do “cute”. It’s really even a card that can be used for any kind of occasion.
One feature of the card isn’t evident unless you look closely at it. See the texture of the black sticker that frames the sentiment block? It’s actually a chalkboard sticker that can be written on using Close To My Heart’s Chalk Marker. Originally, while I was constructing this card, I did write a sentiment directly onto the sticker using that pen. But I hate my handwriting so it took about 2 minutes for me to decide to go to “plan B” – covering the writing with a stamped sentiment block. The chalkboard sticker makes a fabulous frame for the block and adds the perfect country touch to the card.
This card is a great example of how with card making you can experiment and play with different styles from your usual one. I am usually definitely not a country style crafter, leaning more toward graphic or vintage. It’s fun to play with different styles, though, and a small project like a card is the perfect way! Creating in different styles also lets us create cards that are more tailored to the intended recipient.