1,000 Bags, Tags, and Labels contains numerous examples of decorated rectangles butted up against an edge of a bag, tag, or label. I love this look, although it's tricky to pull off on a card. Well, it's tricky for me. Perhaps others have an easier time.
I made two cards using the same layout but different colors and stamps, and the results are startlingly different.
This layout has some exceptional practical advantages. First, it's a fun way to use those awkward thin, long scraps of card stock that pile up. Second, it's a way to use smaller stamps that might be overwhelmed on a one-layer card, because the strip idea really gives a strong focal point, especially because it's unusually placed...not where you'd expect. The unexpected placement on an edge gives the strip visual weight it might not have more traditionally centered on the card.
Which do you prefer? How could you use your stamps and scraps to make your own version of this layout?
stamps: Papertrey Holly Jolly
paper: SU celery, PTI white
accessories: dimensionals, rhinestones
Get Well Card
stamps: Hero Arts cloud background, PTI Sign Language sentiment
ink: Ancient Page Neptune, Memento black
paper: PTI white