Sunday, 12 March 2017

There's a First Time for Everything!

Sometimes I struggle with ideas and colours when making cards.  I scour Pinterest or Google Images for inspiration, but sometimes when you 'sort' of know what you're looking for, it doesn't always jump out of the page!

So this week, I thought I would have a go at creating a card using the guidelines from a Challenge Blog.  These usually are a weekly challenge that can be either a colour combo, a theme or even a sketch.

I chose 2 different blogs in the end, Global Design Project for the colour combination and Freshly Made Sketches for the Sketch.

Here's the brief I was given:

So, I had the colour combo all set out, and also the sketch that needed to be followed!  Here's what I came up with:-


I used all of the colours in the #GDP077 colour combo + Very Vanilla as my free choice (just for the cardstock).

I kept it quite simple (and not too girly) as it was for one of Emily's 'boy' friends birthdays, so id been given STRICT instructions not to put any flowers or pink on it!


Hope you like it anyway, and here is the supply list should you want to re-create any of it yourself!  

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5 comments:

Jan Clothier said...

I like the clean, crisp feel of your card. The black outline borders help that feeling. The bold colours are very appealing. Nice card!

Amy O said...

A perfect card for boy's birthday! I love the colors and the personalization with the number.
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nicky said...

Thank you both for your lovely comments!

Jen Timko said...

Such fun (and not a flower in sight!). So glad you used our sketch for inspiration! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Nicky said...

Thank you Jen for your comment :)