My friend, Judy, always decorates the inside of her cards. I used her idea to help me out of a little jam on this design.
The pattern paper for this card was the inspiration for the color scheme. However, after I finished stamping, I thought the paper was just too busy on the outside. So I added a strip of pattern paper and a decorative border to the inside. (The border is punched with an EK Success border punch which I think is called the 'bracket' punch.)
The inside of the card is a great place to:
- use up a little extra of your main pattern paper or a coordinating paper.
- stamp a complimentary image - such as a small flower from the same stamp set as you used on the outside of the card.
- stamp really small images that don't seem to work anywhere else. I have some 'bargain' stamps I got a couple of years ago which are really small and should be colored in if used on the front. I can use them on the insides of a card or the envelope for an extra touch without taking time to color.
- create a pocket to hold a gift card.
- add stickers or other flat embellishments that accompany your papers. I always seem to have a few cardstock stickers left I'm trying to use up.
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DSP: Indian Summer by Basic Grey
Cardstock: Scarlett Jewel by PTI; Naturals White by SU!
Ink: Scarlett Jewel; Crushed Curry and Groovy Guava by SU!
Ribbon: Scarlett Jewel by PTI
Great ideas! I'm always wondering what to do with the inside of a card. No reason the crafting has to stop on the front!ReplyDelete
I love it, Lisa! It always adds an extra special touch to give a little love to the inside of the card as well. Great suggestions, too.ReplyDelete