Week two of Summer Card Camp 2011 and this is the featured color combo
I have come to the realization that I design cards backwards. I love sketches but I never think to start with them, I usually start with my central image and design the card around it and that probably makes it harder than it needs to be. The central image on my card is a Hero Arts design in the Silhouette online store.
I cut the design out using pp from the Basic Grey Sweet Threads collection. I offset it in two colors, one for the flower and one for the leaves and stems. Then offset it again in white to make the colors pop against the kraft background.
I created two squares and cut them out of orange card stock for the frame. I also created the tag at the bottom by using a butterfly design by Silhouette, reducing it in size and drawing a rectangle between them. I drew another square around the white part of the tag, and cut it out of the pp. The sentiment was created on the Silhouette and printed when the butterflies were printed and then the entire image was cutout. All that was left was to add a few pearls.
How do you start your cards? Do you use a sketch? Is it all about the colors? Is the central image your starting point? I'm looking forward to hearing what your starting point is.
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