June 10, 2011

An Inside-Out Thank You

Happy Friday!

Today’s card is an “inside-out” design.  Instead of folding the cardstock with the color on the outside, I reversed the fold so the inside would provide a splash of color for the small front flap.

The decorative flap was created by stamping the flower off the edge of the fold and trimming around the petals. 

To keep the design clean and contemporary, the flower was left uncolored and two additional layers were added for embellishment.  The cardstock that was cut away from the front of the card was large enough stamp these center pieces.  Plus, the teal on the backside of the cardstock gives a reflective glow.

The background is the Paisley Outline stamped in turquoise ink.  I ran a black marker around the card to define the edges and frame the flower.  For added accents, white gel pen dots were added.  After the ink was dry, small black dots were placed in the centers of the dots.

This is one of those card designs which I like to make a few at a time without sentiments to tuck away.  It is so easy to add a greeting when you happen to need a card at the spur of the moment.  

Have a wonderful weekend….

Penny Black “Mix & Match” Cardstock:  Sea Breeze 08-001
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Turquoise Gem VersaMagic
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
Sakura: White Gel Pen, Black Micron Pen