Saying it differently…with your cards

Saying it differently

Hi and welcome back to Renee’s corner. If you are wondering what today’s theme (Saying it Differently) is all about…read on, to find out!

Type of project: Card making

Occasion: Uplifting

Style: CAS

Techniques used: Card folding, colouring, drawing

Decoration: Patterned paper

Main colour: Green

Medium used: Markers, pen

Equipment used: Paper trimmer

Saying it differently

“Saying it differently” is my theme for today’s card. Words have so many meanings and they can either elevate or lower your feelings. I am sure you’ve heard the sayings “Make your own weather” or “take lemons and make lemonade” but how do you do this you may ask???…

Examples of saying things differently

The first step involves thinking about it differently… then figuring out how to say it positively. Take my card for instance. On one side it says “Hey…I am not sad…I am just taking a break from all the happy days of the week before…” Now who can stay sad with that!. The other side says” Don’t mind me…I am just having one of those bad hair days!” They both describe some degree of unhappiness yet who can stay sad or upset while saying these things. I know I can’t.

About the card

The card is very simple in design. White card-stock folded in half in a bi-fold technique, stuck together using a strip of brown patterned paper. To create a pouch, I added a fold at the bottom using some scrap paper which I stuck to the inside of the card.  (I used a hill and valley fold technique). I created a journal page for the recipient to either write their thoughts or add a quote or two that they can revisit.

Let’s look at imagery

Another saying

In terms of the imagery for the card, I used Sassy Cheryl’s Digital stamp “ Bad Hair Day”, which I coloured using Spectrum noir’s markers. I really enjoyed adding speech bubbles, butterflies and a fun background for the dog as it allowed me to experience and explore more of my artistic side.

What’s next

Saying it differently

Now that you have finished reading the article…do you think you are ready to try “saying it differently!”…I know I am…