I have a dear friend who was born the day after Christmas, so I wanted to make her a card that had absolutely NO red and green. (Well, okay; on this card there is a kind of an orangey red bird, but it is not CHRISTMAS RED.) I think her birthday gets overlooked pretty often. She wears a lot of earth tones, so that is the color scheme of this card. When making a winter birthday card, pastels with flowers and butterflies seem to be somewhat out of place (IMHO), and seem to be more for springtime and summer. I did make a card like that in a previous post this month for a cousin of mine who has a December birthday, but that was an exception. But I digress...
Starting with ivory CS, a pretty damask patterned paper was laid down next. For the sentiment, I got a neat JPG from the internet that I knew would come in handy some day, and the colors seemed to go well with the background paper. (She will love all these positive affirmations.) It is framed with brown paper, then ivory backing that, and is put on the background with pop dots. A Lorelai Leaf die cut is made with gold vellum, and a white swirly swirl is cut from a Cricut cartridge (Botanicals). A Spellbinders bird diecut is added for a pop of rusty orange color, and a copper and brown double looped wire edged bow is placed at the bottom.
Here is the card:
And this is a closeup of the text:
I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:
Dec 20 Challenges 4 Everybody ATG UE
Dec 21 613 Avenue Create - ATG UE
Dec 28 Creative Inspiration Paint ATG UE
Dec 23 Loves Rubberstamp Chat ATG UE
Dec 31 Scrapbooker PHD - ATG 3E #1
Dec 31 DL ART THANKFUL Thursday Dec Linky Party ATG UE
Jan 03 A Gem of A Challenge ATG UE
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.
Many rich blessings,
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT