I love everything about this card; the color scheme, filled background pattern, cluster of elements which are in the center but not symmetric, the tilted banner! well, as I said, everything! 🙂
My first idea was to use the Square Pattern background stamp by Hero Arts. When I had bought this set over a year ago, I knew I wanted to pair it with the Wish you were here set someday. That someday has finally come!
After stamping and trimming an armchair, I tried to cluster it with other elements in the center of the panel. It wasn’t working for me, so I had to come up with a different design. The bottom strip says welcome! repeatedly. I used this free font to print it out. Until recently, I almost always designed a card first, and then added a sentiment whose font/size/occasion seemed appropriate for the card. However, I have now started to put more thought into it. I think of a person I would give a certain card to, and then decide on the sentiment. For this particular card, I thought it would be appropriate to give it to my husband’s aunt who just moved to New York from Kuwait. I know her children are very happy about this; after living apart for over a decade, and the rest of the family is happy too, specially my mother in-law who now has her sister back living in close proximity 🙂
The sentiment strip and the arm chairs are all raised with foam tape. The resin rose is supposed to represent a fancy cushion 🙂
Inks used are: Versafine Onyx Black and SU! Pretty in Pink.
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