Thursday, August 22, 2013

Proportions and Such

Sometimes, I forget things. You see, my photos of cards are stored by month in files on my computer. When I move into the next month, I occasionally forget to post all the cards from the previous month...a result of being far too excited about what I just made.

Today's cards are lost children from July when I was inspired by the special birthday issue from PaperCrafts Magazine. First, there's the sketch I used, and then my two cards.


 
 

 
 
 



As you can see, I adapted the scale of the images and sentiment to accommodate my stash of stamps. This is what you do when you don't have a plethora of giant sentiment stamps to follow the sketch exactly...you get all flexible.

But with a smaller sentiment and images, the first card seemed too wide to me, so I trimmed the second card about a half-inch before stamping. The proportions are much more pleasing that way.

And isn't it just dandy the way the sentiment is exactly the height of the three squares? Be still, my obsessive-compulsive heart!

The main point these two cards make is that scale CAN be changed when you're working from a sketch, so don't ever feel like you can't adapt a sketch to fit what you have. Just be aware that fiddling with scale might result in the need to fiddle with other things as well.

And if you read that last sentence as dirty, you must be an English major.

Supplies
stamps: Card 1 (Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments, Papertrey Paper Tray flower) Card 2 (Papertrey Birthday Basics, Sign Language)
ink: VersaColor, VersaMagic
accessories: rhinestones

7 comments:

  1. Both are gorgeous! Love the first one!

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  2. This is great advice Susan and the second one does look better with the card trimmed.

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  3. I love your design tips and these cards.

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  4. Both cards are great! I like to trim my vertical cards to 4.25 x 5.25, too... I think the proportions are easier to work with.

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  5. 'bout time i left a message here to say that i love your blog. too much lurking - not enough praising lol

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