I love creating typographic cards. I think they work especially well for those tricky masculine cards.
I began by choosing my colour palette. Colours can be tricky too but I used the following categories to help me choose:
- Bold – orange and yellow
- Complimentary – blue
- Neutral – dark grey
- Dark – navy blue
- Light – light grey
Once I’d chosen my colours, I die cut the letters for ‘birthday’, plus an exclamation mark, from each of the 6 colours using the Charlie Large Outline Alphas.
I also die cut the same letters twice from white card, which I’ll use to add dimension.
For my card base, I cut a 5.25” square base from white card. I die cut the Gallery Frame #7 from white card, and adhered just the large outer frame to my card base.
The inside of the gallery frame is 4.5”. I cut 1.5” squares from each of the 6 colours. I just used a trimmer but it would be more precise if you have a square die the correct size. I adhered the squares on the card base inside the gallery frame.
Next, I adhered the stacked white die cut letters to the squares. Then I mixed up the coloured die cuts for the top layer. The letters have outer and inner frames, so each letter has 2-3 different colours.
As I had die cut all the letters from the different colours, I had enough to make several more cards. For those extra cards, I kept things simpler and just added the coloured die cuts to the centre of the stacked letters and kept the outlines white.