Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Moving on with Modern Basics

After playing around with Papertrey's Peaceful Garden, an oh-so-natural set, I pulled out Modern Basics, an oh-so-mod set. I cannot tell you how much I madly, passionately adore this set, which Maile Belles clearly designed just for me.

Just. For. Me.

Thanks, Maile!

The Thanks sentiment is off-center on purpose, so as not to trap white space in the flower, but in retrospect, I suspect that breaking that rule might have been better.

Trapped white space is space that can't move off an edge. Generally speaking, it creates unsightly holes in designs. Avoiding it in this case means a sort of awkward sentiment placement. But I stamped the sentiment and flower first, then the rest of the card. I love everything else--especially the two-toned green sprigs of grass--so I'll deal with a little awkward.

stamps: Papertrey Modern Basics
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: rhinestones


  1. Just love that butterfly!! Great card and I just learned about trapped white space - thank you :)

  2. Yep, just for you Susan. :) I rather like your sentiment spot.

  3. Susan,
    I like this version...where else would you have felt more comfortable? not sure what trapped white space is
    patti moffett

  4. Love what you did with set - so creative!

  5. I think you're right...this set was made for you! This is a wonderful card.

  6. I love what you did with this set. For the life of me, I can never come up with anything creative with this set, but I still love it. I see what you mean about the sentiment - maybe if it was stamped off center to the right of the flower? Still an awesomely creative card!

  7. I really like the card and it's colors; the two tones of green are really nice. I'm don't really understand the trapped white space definition, so I may have to look into that more.

  8. Beautiful card. I'm always tempted by this set and then realize I probably wouldn't know what to do with it once I had it!

  9. I'm loving the green, especially combined with that shade of pink. I always enjoy your design lessons. Like a poet, you can pack a lot into a few sentences.

  10. Brilliant, design - love what you have done with Modern Basics :)


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