Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sometimes... simple is the only way to go!

This is the super simple birthday card I just made for my aunt. 

I wanted to do so much more.  I have been agonizing over making this card for weeks, and I just couldn't seem to get an idea I liked.  I considered stamping, Cricut, you name it.  Ideas whirled and whirled through my head and I could come to no decision on what I wanted to do.  What colors would I chose, what techniques would I use?  I mean, really, crazy obsessing.  

My Aunt's birthday is tomorrow, and there was no more time to obsess.  The truth is, I just didn't have a good idea this time around.  No amount of looking at sketches or twirling ideas in my head did anything for me, so this is what I did.

This is a patterned paper from the Die Cuts With a View Stack called Nanas Kids.  I cut it to make a very large card, that measures 6 by 8.  The larger size alone adds to the special feel of it.  On the front I used my Versa Marker to write "For Auntie" and I embossed it with Kaleidoscope embossing powder by Stampendous.  It's transparent, with glitter.  It didn't photograph well, but is lovely in person and REALLY matches perfectly with the glitter and embossing on the paper, it looks like part of it.  Kind of a different effect, and I really like it.

On the inside I used a couple strips from that same piece of paper and stamped 2 images from the Close to My Heart stamp set called A Piece of Cake, which was a stamp of the month.  I used Stampin Up Inks Pretty in Pink and Pale Plum.  Then I wrote Happy Birthday and signed it.

Done!  Pretty!  Why am I still feeling guilty this card was so easy?  Do any of you obsess over things like this?  Isn't it silly, this is the only handmade card she'll get for her birthday,and it's done on time, so what is there to feel guilty about?


Audrey Frelx said...

Sometimes simple IS the best! This card is pretty, and your aunt will love it!

Creative Momma said...

LOL...for a minute there I thought you were talking about me...Don't feel bad, it happens to all of us at one point...this is a beautiful card and your aunt will love it :)
I am one to dwell over lack of mojo...I hate it and will go days without looking at my workroom because nothing seems to turn out the way I want...suddenly it all comes back :)

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! She will love it.