Check out my amazing photography skills wherein I have cut the bottom off one of the cards. Awesome.
Anyway, I have a big three-way birthday party coming up in a couple of weeks and I thought while I was fired up with craft enthusiasm I'd make cards for the two people I know (they're all people from uni but one of them graduated before I started and I've only met him once, so he doesn't get a card). The purple one at the top is for my ex-housemate, and I'm quite pleased with it although the lettering is a bit shoddy because I did it by hand and halfway through colouring in the gold realised it would need an outline. Biro doesn't work that well over gold ink, you'll be shocked to know. I'm hoping the fact she loves me will cancel out the crappiness.
The bottom one is for my lovely friend whose birthday was actually in July, hence why I haven't made it an overtly birthday-y card. I figure by the time it's nearly a month after the birthday, it's probably a bit off to make it birthday themed. I'm going to write him a lovely message inside, but I feel like the front needs something else. I really tend to make overly minimalist cards, or really fussy ones, and I'm trying to temper those tendencies to make a balance. (The little voice in my head is saying I either shouldn't have put the borders on the sides of the purple one, or I should have put on a background before I did the flower and the writing, etc).
Anyway, I have no idea what else I can put on the front, so I'll probably just leave it as a bit random and abstract unless anyone has any ideas. Ideally the bits on the front would have been pictures of something but I could only find old postcards of Chicago, which didn't seem terribly apt, so they're just textured paper instead, which is pretty dull.