Girl Friend Birthday Celebration
A girl friend is so important in the lives of women. I have several very good girl friends and I consider myself very fortunate. Some of girl friends I have had for 50 years and we still get together and have wonderful times. It’s always so nice to know that I have someone to laugh with, cry with and to spend time with. Even though we don’t talk or see to each other every day, I know that they are there for me if I need them and vice-versa.
Over the past several years, we have lost some very dear friends to sickness and we still miss them and talk about the good times together. Hold your girl friends close because you just never know what tomorrow will bring.
One of the things that brings us together is birthday celebrations. This is the card and gift that I gave to one girl friend. Our birthdays are four days apart so we feel like twins.
Do you have a special girl friend? Hold her tight and support each other.
Stamps: Perfectly Penned.
Ink/Markers: Garden Green.
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Gold Soiree DSP, Gold Glimmer.
Accessories: Big Shot, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Fun Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Bird Builder Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Pearl Jewels, Gold Baker’s Twine.
I sure do miss the Perfectly Penned stamp and so I use it on items that I don’t teach in my classes. Why, oh, why did this one get retired.
This card is an example of how to mix patterns.
5 items to consider when mixing patterns are:
1. CONTROL yourself!
Stick to a suppliers paper line as the papers and colours are designed to coordinate with each other. Following this will eliminate much of the guess work. In this card, I use the Gold Soiree DSP.
2. DIFFERENCE is good!
When putting patterns together make sure that they are not too similar. There needs to be enough colour difference so that the papers do not blend into obscurity. Be bold!
3. ASSORTMENT is the spice of life!
Using an assortment of pattern is pleasing to the eye. Here on this card, I have missed polka dots, with large floral and geometric prints. What you don’t want if for the the patterns to blend together. You want the patterns to stand on their own.
4. MODERATION is the key!
If you use lots of pattern, the area becomes overwhelming and your eye doesn’t know where to look. You can be bold but hold back on the about of pattern you use. On this card, I have used 3 strips of different designer papers and they can be seen as a group.
5. Border keeps it contained.!
Contain your patterns with a border of plain paper so that it won’t fight with your mixed patterns. Usually the best colour to use is one that is in your patterned paper. For this card, I used Calypso Coral card stock which is used in 2 of the patterned papers.
Experiment with this technique and before you know it, you will become comfortable at mixing patterns.
Stamps: Friendship Preserves.
Ink/Markers: Calypso Coral.
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Gold Glimmer, Gold Soiree DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Frames Framelits, Tea Lace Doilies, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.
So, take time for your girl friend.