Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Alyssa

Hey there. I did it again. I copied myself.  I made this card for a girl young lady turning 13.  I had a card already made that I liked for her, but Darien told me it was too young of a card for her.  Well, that kinda stuff usually leaves me stumped.  I can't get around the idea already stuck in my head.  So I just copied the layout and used a different image and different colors.  I think it worked.  The scrolly image, fancy pants font and use of black is older, but my latest favorite go-to background (polky dots!) and Aqua Mist keeps it young and fresh.  Ok, maybe the polky dots are not fresh since I use them all the time, but definitely young.  It's a fine line between old fogey and toddler.  K, maybe that would be a really wide line, but the point is teenagers are difficult to make cards for. Too young and they could be offended.  Too old and their mom is glaring at you.  Why yes, I do have an overactive imagination.  Thank you for noticing. But I like to cover all my bases with my worrying...making sure no one is left out.  I think for this one, I'm good. 

Stamps: Vintage Labels, Polka Dot Basics & Damask Designs (PTI), Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Aqua Mist (PTI), Paper: black, white & Aqua Mist (PTI)


Susan Raihala said...

Ohhh, I love this! It is fresh and fun!

Anonymous said...

I like seeing the scrolly things making a comeback. And yep, aqua polka dots are young and fresh. She'll love it!
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

I agree with the aqua "polky" dots...I love 'em!

Your Favorite Aunt

Stephanie said...

love the colors.


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