If I am making a card specifically for someone, I usually try to make the card to recipient's taste. I choose colors and a style I think suits them. Do you do this? Is this normal? I figured it was just habit from my work designing window treatments and helping others select colors and furnishings for their homes.
This weekend, my mother and I are invited to the same baby shower. We know the grandmother-to-be very well but don't know the mother-to-be that well. So I decided to make cards more the style of the giver. This is the one my mother will bring. Mother is the kind of person most of us envy. She can throw together a half dozen items of clothing and jewelry none of which were bought at the same time and the same place or seem to the same style and make them work beautifully. So for her, I did a more vintage style card with lots of layers.
Since this is a tough style for me, I stuck to a monochromatic color scheme. The papers and die cuts are from one line of products. I added some stamping and different techniques to give it that 'artsy' look. The flower technique is from the October Afternoon blog. I found this via Sue's Friday Picks linked here. I left off the glitter. Thanks, Sue. It really is an easy flower to make.
Tomorrow, I'll post my card. It is certainly a different style!
Ingredients: Stamps: Baroque Motifs and So Many Scallops by Stampin' Up!
DSP, card base and die cuts: J'Adore collection from Making Memories
Brad: KI Memories