#the100dayproject : handmade card 49/100-2 : you're amazing

Posted by Kerry Wills on

hey friends - happy tuesday!

it doesn't seem like fall right now to me - especially with these 70+ degree days [i'm totally not complaining!] but the abundance of leaves in my front yard tells me otherwise. soon enough it'll be chilly and i'll probably be moaning about the snow - sooo while i'm embracing this weather, i decided to translate some of those feelings into today's card. 

the inspiration wheel landed on inside element and as i've mentioned a bunch of times during this project, every time i add an inside element i wish that i'd do it more often! today's card has a complimentary feel to it - so it's ideal for anyone at any time! 

This handmade card has a complimentary sentiment and features a regal color scheme, complete with gold accents. A black card base holds a panel of decorative patterned paper in a floral pattern with gold accents. A small white scalloped die-cut is elevated off of the card base and houses the sentiment "Have I told you lately that you're amazing?" which is stamped in black ink. The color of the card panel is a combination of citrine and topaz and has a true jewel tone to it. A similar colored envelope is also shown and is included with this card.

i decided to use black for the card base so it would be nice and bold and really help the design on the front of this card stand out! the front panel is patterned paper in a gorgeous honey mustardy color - and there's shiny gold accents which add to the wow factor. the envelope that's included is a very similar color which will be a great pop of happy in your recipient's mailbox. 

the sentiment reads "have i told you lately that you're amazing?" and is stamped in black ink. i stamped it onto an altered die-cut [i cut it in half after cutting it so that it would be better sized - for both the card and the sentiment.] i added some foam tape to the back of the die-cut for added dimension which is just the right amount of extra. 

 An angled view of the sentiment on the die-cut which reads "Have I told you lately that you're amazing?" and is stamped in black ink. The die-cut is elevated off of the card base with foam tape for added dimension. The gold accents on the patterned paper glisten and shine when the light is reflected against it. There's a gorgeous floral pattern with a warm jewel toned color against a bold black card base.

the way that the gold accents on the patterned paper shine in the light are incredible - it looks so awesome against the honey mustard colored background. the white flowers really pop against the black background and the coloring of the sentiment brings everything together. for a little extra detail i added black to the edges of the white die-cut so that it stands out a little bit more as well. 

to incorporate the theme from the inspiration wheel [inside element], i decided to answer the question of the sentiment on the front of the card ["have i told you lately that you're amazing?"] - with this:

 The inside of this handmade card answers the question from the sentiment on the front ["Have I told you lately that you're amazing?"] with the sentiment "You're Amazing" which is also stamped in black ink, this time on a honey mustard colored panel. The panel matches the color on the front of the card and the coordinating envelope. A bold black outline from the card base surrounds the inside panel. There's plenty of room for your personal message or sentiment below the stamped compliment.

"you're amazing" is stamped in black ink in the top center of the inside panel which is the same color as the design on the front of the card. it's a warm honey mustard color with a nice black border from the card base. 

this card is ideal for sending to a friend or anyone who could benefit from a compliment - and who can't in all honesty? these styles of cards are great to have on hand - just because. this one in particular will be added to my online shop soon - i've got a bunch of great things coming! 

i hope your week is going well - and thanks for stopping by! your support is so appreciated. 


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