Celebrate -- Sister's Birthday Card
My number ONE rule of card design and knowing what to create is this: DESIGN FOR THE RECIPIENT. Always! It sounds simple enough, and at times when you don't know the recipient very well, one might resort to a general design that would suit almost anyone.
So using my long-standing #1 rule, I came up with the idea of a fancy teacup for this birthday card. Chatting over a cup of tea is something the women in my family have always enjoyed. There is something soothing about it.
- Pretty colour scheme
- Traditional style - florals, lace
- Uncluttered layers
- Poem/verse inside that is PERSONAL
Size: 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" portrait orientation
Matting: swirl vellum (adds softness without adding weight or hiding background)
Teacup: cut from Rose Quartz cardstock stack
A Child's Year - teacup layers
Heritage - 'Sister'
Paper Lace - 'Celebrate'
Love You a Latte - teabag
When I Was a Kid - label with lace ends