Today's card has a piece of my soul in it. What's especially wonderful is that I could NOT have made this card without a bit of inspiration from a picture in a magazine, which reminds me of how we are all creatively connected and fills me with warm fuzzies.
First, the inspiration photo, taken from a page in the latest Somerset Life magazine.The image shows how Rachel Emilie Jackson transformed a piece of business correspondence into something beautiful.
I took her idea of a strip of paper anchored with a flower and made a Valentine's Day card out of it.
Minimalism at its most me: tons of gorgeous white space, words in the background, a giant heart-shaped rhinestone as a powerful--and meaningful--focal point. This card screams LOVE...very, very minimally.
I love it!!!
The stamped strip of paper uses an old Hero Arts background stamp in Archival potting soil ink. I cut the strip to be only slightly shorter than the rhinestone, which hangs ever-so-slightly over the top and bottom of the strip. It's offset to the left for a pleasing asymmetry, just as Rachel placed her flower to the left.
Why don't you do the same? Close out 2016 by making something that includes a piece of your creative soul. Be fearless. Ring in 2017 with passion and paper crafting!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love at the end of a very weird year,
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Archival potting soil
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: giant red rhinestone shaped like a heart!