Hello! My handmade greeting cards vary in their complexity - for a special occasion like a wedding, I'm likely to fuss quite a bit. But when time is short or if I have several greeting cards to create, I will take a simpler route.
I had several items to mail out today, so the writing of short greetings and the packaging of various items meant that I would make a fairly simple birthday card. I still think it turned out nicely though:
It's overcast here today, so the card didn't photograph the best. Take my word for it - the color of the card base was a creamy pale yellow, not the dull beige that you see above.
Every component of the card came from a thrift store or garage sale except for the rubber stamp and the stamp pad. Here is what I used:
- blank window card in pale yellow
- mat board square from the creative reuse store Learning From
Scratch, painted over with red acrylic paint
- vintage pale yellow crochet cotton thread
- flower shape cut from a vintage matchbook
- vintage button
- "happy birthday" stamped in blac StazOn ink
Here's a close-up of that floral element:
As you can see, the mat board piece fits perfectly in the card "window" - and this with no trimming. I love it when things fall into place like that!
Like I said, this card was simple, but it needed to be if I wanted to get my mailing taken care of this morning. I'll have to make more of these mat board pieces to have on hand - then I can use them to embellish future cards!