I've been busy crafting, too. Here's the card I made for my son's birthday last Tuesday:
I've had this idea in my head for quite a while. My son is at college studying music and I knew I wanted to put some sort of music on his card. I bought some Tim Holtz washi tape in case I got desperate but I also ordered the music notes wheel from SU. I've wanted this for absolute ages and I'm nervous that it might be retired so I thought I'd better buy it while I have the chance.
It hadn't arrived by the time I had to make the card, so I started fiddling about with ideas with stamps and cardstock, when, 'plop', a parcel fell through the letter box. I legged it to the door and lo and behold, my latest order had arrived. I got out some black ink, inked up the wheel, and away I went (thanks Ann!).
The arrowhead stamp was free with a magazine a month or so ago and I've been dying to use it on a card. I just played about with positioning and colours, knowing I wanted something bold, and this is what I ended up with (in this case, Pumpkin Pie, but would Lucky Limeade look just as good?)
I knew I wanted to say on the card, 'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams,' because my son has reached a cross roads in his life and I really want him to pursue what makes him happy, so this was the perfect thing to say. I thought the arrows were a perfect illustration for 'direction'.
I was delighted with this card in the end. It's not at all my usual style, is it, but I really like it. I love all the white space but did struggle not to fill it with something. Sometimes less really is more!
Thanks for dropping in today, why not leave me a comment to let me know what you think?
Happy crafting everyone,