Hey there! It’s Jamaica. Have you ever seen something on Pinterest that really sticks with you? For me, it was these cool business cards. I could not can’t stop thinking about the fifty-fifty design—one half one color and the other half another—and knew I wanted to (needed to) translate that idea into some cards for my scrapbook.
Quickly sorting thru my collection of paislee press papers, I pulled together a handful of fun combinations using one pattern and one (mostly) solid. I played with a few different sized patterns to see what works best, from the larger plus signs and bold pink stripes to the finer green stripes and peach dots. I love how they turned out. So much color. Now to embellish them…
Add badges or buttons. To be honest, I have a hard time finding good spots for the circular embellishments I collect. Circles are hard for me. Adding them to a solid colored card seems too plain and adding them to fully designed cards distracts. I like how the fifty-fifty cards add some design to the card without taking anything away from badges. Below, I glued my badges to the midline, but I can easily see adding an embellishment to the top and journaling to the bottom.
Here is one in action. The fifty-fifty card adds a fun pop of color, picking up the wood grain and red/pinks from the photo above it. And it makes an interesting “home” for the button I brought home from Salt & Straw.
Use them as a base for mementos. Here I stapled an oversized business card to one and adhered an Instax from a recent vacation to the other. Below I used my favorite standby, the colored paperclip, to hold a few scraps of the day’s outing to a card. I like how the mix of solids and patterns peeks around the edges of my memorabilia.
Use them as journaling cards. Sometimes I only need to add a few lines of text to a card but don’t want the card to look too plain. Using a more monochromatic combination helps fill the space without overwhelming it and gives me a nice baseline for the veneer. Although you could easily add a title or important date using thickers or small letter stickers.
Here they all are together. Fun, right?
Next time you’re feeling inspired to add some extra color to your scrapbook, consider making some fifty-fifty cards of your own.