Today's cards use white scraps from the poorly-stamped versions of yesterday's card. When you layer, of course, what's on the back of the cardstock gets hidden for eternity. The recipient need never know that part of his/her card has ugliness on it; all he/she sees is the loveliness. In this case, lovely blinginess. *giggle*
The tree is colored with Bic Mark-It markers, accented with lavender bling, and simply layered on a gable green matte and lovely lilac card base.
The feel of the second card is completely different from the first, with a matte ink finish, more subdued colors (khaki and atlantic blue), and a completely flat profile for easy mailing.
The layout for the tree card is pretty straightforward, but for the bird, certain factors influence placement. First of all, the bird needs to be grounded on something so he's not just floating around in empty space, and the flourish does the job prettily. Second, the bird must be on the bottom right side of the card, looking into the card, because the direction of his gaze guides your eye on the card. If he were on the left, he'd take your eye off the card. Instead, his gaze takes your eye straight to the sentiment.
Personal Stuff: Check out the pictures of Baby Grady on this post of Questioning my Intelligence. Isn't he just the cutest baby?!?