That layout is so clean and simple and perfect! I decided to do a rather straightforward CASE of this card, using a single tree stamp in place of the three flowers, and I failed miserably. The sentiment I stamped in brown made me realize that a large part of what makes Rosemary's card work is the color placement...the hot pink sentiment, ground, and focal-point flower/heart unify the card so beautifully. My version lost all unity because I went with a green ground. I wanted to use lime with pink...go figure. It ruined Rosemary's design.
So I chopped off the top of the stamped panel just below the sentiment, turned the design into a square card, and stamped a different sentiment in the sweet spot.
|Size: 4.25" square|
Not a bad save, actually. I have Rosemary's card, however, to thank for it, because I never would have started without her lovely inspiration.
This example goes to show that as you adapt and modify an inspiring design, strange things can happen. Don't let that deter you. Tweak, edit, cut off, cover up. Let your changes take your design in a little different direction. It's okay. Maybe it will work, and maybe it won't. But IT'S ONLY PAPER.
Can I hear an Amen?
stamps: Trendy Tree Tops, Faux Ribbon (Papertrey)
ink: quick-dry pigment/chalk (VersaMagic, Fresh Ink, Memento Luxe)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestone, dimensionals