Another birthday card, could be used for a male or female. This one happens to be for one of my staff, Jason. Jason is one of the youngest members of my staff and I like to act like I’m a bit more hip with his cards than maybe some of my other guys. The Pals sketch challenge today was a great opportunity to pull out some cool color and paper design combos for Jason’s card.
About my card
1. Gatefold I saw this sketch and my mind immediately went to ‘gatefold’ meaning that it opens in the center rather than one side or the bottom. These are fun to do and provide a lot of unique options for designing the front. Are they hip?? Gosh I hope so.
2. Let’s all line up. I cut the triangle designed paper to size then cut in half and laid them out on the two halves of the card front. I wanted them to look the same and be even so that when I laid out the other pieces, I could have them fit between certain rows of the design. I think it looks better visually that way.
3. Don’t forget the inside. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I like to put my inside sentiment in a bottom corner. This is as much for interest to the receiver as it is self preservation on my part in that I’m not constantly frustrated or doing it over because it isn’t straight or centered. Today’s card is no different. You can see the Happy Birthday wishes just peaking out from the inside of the card.
Happy Thursday everyone. Thanks for stopping by.