Heather Campbell published an absolutely adorable card in the recent Card Creations Vol. 12. Isn't it adorable?
Of course it is. It's also beautifully designed, from the subtle ground of hearts behind the not-so-subtle baker's twine to the delightful mix of patterns on the tissue boxes. And the speech bubble with the heart? ADORABLE! And notice how she has three red elements forming a nice triangle (bow, top tissue box, heart). Love how that adds stability and unity to the design.
I recently received an order from Waltzingmouse Stamps with their two feather stamp sets and a freebie because I had to wait so long for the backordered sets (over two months). Thanks, Claire!
I decided to duplicate Heather's layout using a couple of the feathers cut out as Heather did with the tissue boxes. My ground is Text Style from Papertrey and twine (because baker's twine looked busy). Because I lacked the speech bubble (my feathers don't have faces...and their words are the text background anyway), I centered my panel rather than off-setting it as Heather did. Her offset of the mat balances that bubble nicely, but an even mat serves my feathers better.
My card lacks the nice triangle of Heather's card, but the position of the two feathers and the softer colors generate enough unity (in my opinion, at least).
And don't you love how the feathers could have written the text background?
Many thanks to the always inspiring Heather for her card, without which my card would not have been possible!
stamps: Waltzingmouse, Papertrey
ink: Hero Arts cornflower blue, soft blue, soft lilac
paper: white 110# card
accessories: dimensions, twine, glue