I was downright giddy when asked to create four cards in four different styles for the Focus on Style section of Card Style. I knew that it would be a challenge, but I so enjoyed the process!
I started with a color combination that I could see used in each style. Then I pulled out all of my products that contained those colors. I chose specific colors so that I wasn’t overwhelmed with my choices. Among those products, I made a pile for each style.
- Fun & Cute: polka dots, gingham, buttons and scallops
- Clean & Graphic: papers with small patterns, black paint
- Classy & Elegant: silk ribbon, pretty flowers and bling
- Shabby & Vintage: lace, my paper distresser, white paint, pearls and pins
I kept each style in mind when I chose my fonts as well. Once I decided on a card design, it was time to put all of the pieces together that made each style unique. What a blast!
Are you drawn to fun & cute cards that just make you smile? Do you prefer the clean & graphic style that looks so easy to reproduce? I adore both of these styles, and they are the two that I tend to gravitate towards when I sit down to create.
When I brainstormed the fun & cute card (p. 143), clouds and sunshine came to mind because they just make me smile. So, I chose playful patterns and added dimension to the sun with fun buttons. I chose a font that I felt fit the style perfectly.
The clean & graphic card (also p. 143) was a bit of a challenge because I had to keep myself from adding more embellishments. But I kept in mind that it needed to be a simple card that still had an element of style.
Thank you for joining me today! Leave a comment telling me what card style is the most challenging for you. I’ll pick three random winners to take home a copy of Card Style! All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Thursday, July 15.
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P.S. Today on my personal blog, I’ll be sharing two new cards designed with the classy & elegant and shabby & vintage styles in mind. PLUS, I have two more copies of Card Style to give away!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winners from Jennifer’s Find YOUR Style post!
1. JenMarie (July 12, 7:09 a.m.)
2. Sandra (July 12, 10:07 p.m.)
3. Erin (July 12, 3:34 p.m.)
4. Jenny McGee (July 12, 6:13 a.m.)
5. Jenn Post (July 12, 3:00 p.m.)
Congrats, winners! You’ve each won a copy of Card Style! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!