Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hello, Friend



This card evolved on its own. I had no idea what I was doing and just went with it. First, I stamped the flower in Brilliance lavender ink, so IRL it's a bit shimmery. Then I stamped Friend in the lower right corner to balance the flower. Too plain. So I added the hello in lavender to carry the color to the other side of the card. Then I thought, gee, you need some black on the flower. So I fished the button out of my hoard. It looked fine, but a bit nekkid, so I found some lavender DMC floss. Better.

But the card still looked plain. So I got out my plastic L ruler and drew lines to frame the card.

YES!

After I finished, I realized there are three lavender elements and three black elements on this card. Three is a magic number in design. No wonder I was so happy with it!

Simplicity Tip: Don't attach anything or add Stickles to your card until AFTER you have the whole design finished. If I had glued down the button before finishing the design, it would have been nearly impossible to draw the line neatly.

Supplies
stamps: PTI Friends til the End
cardstock: PTI white
ink: Brilliance lavender, Palette noir
accessories: L-shaped ruler, black pen, button, DMC floss

12 comments:

  1. CAS perfection, my friend! I love it!

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  2. Just gorgeous! Caught my eye right away. You are right about the 3's!! Hugs, michelle

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  3. It warms me to know that some of your cards are not carefully planned but just evolve as most of mine do. I had it in my head that as your cards are sooooooo perfect that you must plan them like a military operation ... you give me hope ;-)
    This is a beautifully balanced card ... 3 is GOOD.
    TFS

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  4. My cards never evolve this nicely. This is just stunning. Simply Perfection.

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  5. I need to get an L-shaped ruler.

    Would love to see this on lavender cardstock--the flower embossed...

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  6. Super WOW!!!! This card is way awesome!! tfs!!

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  7. Stunning card..Loved that 3 elements part..even though you might not have planned it that way :D. And of course your tips. :D

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  8. Susan, this is elegant and beautiful! I love this flower from PTI, and this is a great new way for me to use it! Thanks for your simply elegant style!

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  9. PTI should be paying you a commission, because I'm going to buy that set - and I didn't look twice at it before - because of this card.

    When I'm at work and having a day from he!! (which happens all too often) I shut my office door and go to your gallery. Not for long, but long enough to feel refreshed. Thank you.
    Sarah (kegbo)

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  10. aaahhh, perfection!! I love the box look and find my cards look 'finished' after adding it!! I love your 3's on this card :-)

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  11. This is stunning! I love CAS and this is perfect!

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