As I explained in yesterday's post, I often struggle with integrating shabby chic/vintage/artsy style elements into my CAS style. While I enjoyed making yesterday's cards, they were a bit, um, much for me.
I love white space and visual simplicity, right? Putting ten or so cut-out words on trees feels...excessive.
Right after I made those two tree cards, I made this card, which uses some lovely, soft blues. This card feels so much like me I giggled out loud when I finished it!
The hearts all have crazy swirls, but they are the same heart shape, repeated in a nice, tidy row.
The words are cut out and elevated...to the same height as the big heart and in a vertical row below it.
Angles love curves. Check.
And the words. Oh, my. The meaning fits right in with the crazy swirls and the hearts.
What's not to love? Soft, vintage-y colors, crisp, linear design, great curves, a few meaningful words treated in an artsy style, and plenty of white space.
That's what I call perfect balance.
stamps: Papertrey Heart Prints, Simple Alphabet
ink: Fresh Ink Island; Memento Luxe Teal Zeal; Memento Black, Teal Zeal
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: heart punch, dimensionals