I’m yak’ing it up on the GCD Studios blog today so I’m sharing my post here, too. 🙂
True story: I never ever wear the color yellow. The thought of wearing it makes me want to run the other way, but I sure do love it when it comes to paper crafting.
It’s such a cheery color! And it’s the perfect color for Summer-themed projects.
I mean, seriously. Look at all the yellow in this picture. It’s just so happy!
When I first saw it, I knew I just had to use to make a couple Summer-themed cards.
I started out by making this Summer Smiles card.
All the papers here are (of course) from GCD Studios. I mixed papers from several collections together to make the tiles.
I love the big feminine bows in the inspiration photo. But I didn’t have quite the right ribbon on hand to work with my card so I added the next best feminine touch: flowers!
The flowers I used are cabochons from the Funhouse collection. I gave them stems with string. I created the leaf with cardstock.
After making my Summer Smiles card, I made this thank you card.
This time, I drew a bit of inspiration (color-wise) from the inspiration photo. And then I drew a bit of inspiration (design-wise) from my first card.
I toned down my use of yellow here by adding a lot of gray with paper from the Sweet Surrender collection.