Saturday, August 22, 2009
Basically, I love this card. The white on bordering blue simplifies a rather busy image nicely, the vellum butterflies keep the subtleness of the monochromatic scheme, and the pearls from Hero Arts are just right to suit the tone of the whole thing.
The meaning of the sentiment is also perfect here. I've been fortunate enough to visit several butterfly houses in my life, all over the US, and in every one, I see a sight so beautiful that I try to sear it into my brain for future need. What in the universe is more relaxing and peaceful that watching butterflies being butterflies? Seriously.
So what's the dilemma? One of the fonts on the sentiment bothers me. The two key words--moment and heart--are in a sort of vintage-y font that clashes with the modern lines of the flower, and not in a good way. Here is a case in which non-lazy stampers would probably print the sentiment from their computer using more suitable fonts. I am lazy, and will make do with what I have. The computer is downstairs, my craft room is upstairs, yadda, yadda.
Also, there's just something about having hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of images and still not having just the right one for each and every occasion. Guess that means I gotta buy some more stamps. Don't you think?
stamps: Hero Arts
cardstock: SU bordering blue, PTI white
ink: SU craft white, classic bordering blue
accessories: pearls (Hero Arts), MS butterfly punch