My usual mojo escaped me for this card so I turned to a favorite (and often free!) tool that I’ve been using since I first started making cards: card sketches. I used the latest from one of my favorite challenge websites, Deconstructing Jen. Sketches are great for jump starting creativity and, if you often find your cards lack balance or flow, following sketches can help strengthen your design sense. I find that the more I see good design the more I use good design.
Also, I used a non-traditional color pallet for this Valentine because the craft-o-verse can get red and pink CRAZY this time of year. I like to make a few Valentines that a husband or boyfriend wouldn’t be embarrassed to open at work! These colors are pretty muted, so it’s important to give the layers some dimension so the card still feels dynamic and interesting.
Supplies | Patterned Paper, Cardstock Elements, Letters: Fancy Pants Designs (Country Boutique). Cardstock: The Paper Company (Black), DCWV (Cream). Washi Tape: Queen & Co. (Black and White Stripe), Martha Stewart (Gold). Die Cutting: Spellbinders (Grand Calibur, A2 Matting Basics A). Sketch: The Deconstructed Sketch (No.84).
Designer: Britt Bass