I thought I'd share a bit of the thinking process that went into the creation of this card :) Yes, I do think before I craft - sometimes too much perhaps LOL!
I thought I'd combine this weeks Less is More Blue & Green challenge with CAS-ual Fridays On Cloud 9. There are soooo many possibilities for cards to create that sometimes I find it easier to narrow down the possibilities by combining challenges. As green and blue are harmonious colours, they are excellent candidates for creating layered inky backgrounds. I sprayed my watercolour paper with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime, and added a bit of sparkle by overspraying with Glimmermist Denim. For me a negative die-cut is perfect for a "Miss You" card - because in order to create a negative die cut, something has to be missing! I cut the circle from my sprayed watercolour paper to represent the sun, and then negative die cut my Marianne Design bird and branch and pop-dotted it onto my white cardstock. The Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler "Miss You" was the right size for balance and it's in a casual font which suits the bright colours. Next I matched the cardstock base colour to the darkest shade of blue in my circle to repeat and anchor it. I wanted to soften the edges of the card to reflect the circle shape, so I used a corner rounder. I left the bottom right corner squared off to serve the dual purpose of helping to focus on the sentiment, and the corner was missed - as is the recipient!
What thoughts inspire your creations?!?