The repetition on this card is not exact repetition, but the strips of cardstock are repetition, even though they are different shades of pink, and they help convey the "happy birthday" in a pretty, yet softly bold way.
This card was not as easy as it looks to put together.
I had to cut the strips the exact same size, and then line them up just right when I adhered them, and then I had to make sure to stamp the sentiment straight.
I punched all those shapes, and adhered them after I stamped the sentiment. I wanted it too look like the shapes were flowing out of the sentiment. Did it work?
The movement on this card is the circles, overlapping and seemingly "falling" down to the bottom of the card, and then, pulling you down to the corner of the card, where the recipient can open it, flowing right along with the movement of the card.
I did the yellowish backround in watercolors. The leaves were made by stamped the leaves on white cardstock, then inking various dye inks over them, and dabbing a damp (not soaking) washcloth over them. It helps the colors blend.
The movement in this card:
The leaves, starting at the top of this card, and "falling" down to the bottom. The watercolor backround serves as a "river" to kind of help the flow of the leaves.
Just a little warning that there will be alot (most likely 10+) blog posts around here today :) Hope you don't mind! Oh, and Happy Autumn! (what do you think about my new blog backround? I made it myself)