My friend (and hairdresser) Eva’s birthday was last month, so I was late in giving her her birthday card last week when I had my hair appointment. Anyway, this gave me more time to actually make her a card, something that I have neglected doing, as you can tell from my lack of card making posts lately.
I had an image in my head how I wanted my card to look – with three overlapping diamonds. Since Eva likes cute stuff, I decided to use my Martha Stewart ladybug all around the page punches for the center diamond.
First, I started with a cream colored piece of cardstock for the base of my card.
Next, I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the front of my card and inked the edges with red ink. I used paper from Cosmo Cricket’s Material Girl collection.
Not my best job inking up the edges, but I guess that’s what happens when your inkpad is running low on ink!
I layered my patterned paper over the cardstock base.
Now it was time for the ladybugs! I punched the edges of a 3.25-inch square piece of red cardstock.
This would serve as the centerpiece of my card design. To flank it, I cut out two smaller diamond squares out of green gingham patterned paper.
I adhered them onto my card, one on top and the other on the bottom.
I layered the red cardstock with the ladybugs onto the center of my card.
To make the gingham diamond squares pop, I decided to add small red buttons to the corners.
I next added cut pieces of floral fabric trim to the corners of the patterned paper layer.
I decided to add some yellow rick rack as extra embellishment before adding the stamped sentiment.
I added a foam pop dot sticker to the back of the sentiment to give my card more dimension.
I’m happy to say, Eva really liked the card :0)
Happy belated birthday, Eva!
Are you more of a minimalist type of card maker, or do you like embellishments galore? Please share in the comments.