Comments on Color...and a Retraction
As several readers pointed out, my feelings about using somber colors on missing you cards are not universal. I was only thinking about how I felt and not taking into consideration that my somber feelings of missing my hubby when he was deployed are not the only feelings that can surround that card-giving situation.
The great thing about our hobby is how we can customize for individual situations. So I will continue to make my somber missing you cards, but others may certainly make more cheerfully colored missing you cards without feeling any judgment from me. I'm hugely a fan of individuality!
And now let's take a look at some very cheerful colors on very white cards using Papertrey's Peaceful Garden set...the same set that provided the somber missing you cards. Color really does change the feel of a card, doesn't it?
Hot pink and silver marker pop on all that white. Edging stamped panels in metallic markers is so easy and really dresses them up. In fact, when I made my list of things that make me happy about stamping, metallic markers were on there.
These fancy grasses in a bright lime green (called Fresh Green by VersaColor), make the egregious exclamation point on the sentiment look less egregious. But only a bit.
Didn't Papertrey get the memo that I am the only person allowed to use egregious exclamation points?
Instead of outlining the panel for a little sparkle, I added some Sakura Stardust green pen to the grasses.
Some Comments on White Space
Now, both of today's cards contain LOTS of white space, which in these instances is, indeed, white. But someone commented that my card on this post didn't look like I had made it because it didn't have white space. Well, technically, it DOES have "white" space, but it's orange.
In design, "white" space is really just "empty" space, and not necessarily white at all.
I do, in fact, generally use white for my "white" space, but with that card, the stamped panel looked odd on a white base, so I flexxed to the orange, which made the whole thing look cheerful.
But I take the commenter's point: an orange base is unusual for me. And to be honest, I felt weird using it.
Which is weird in and of itself. Why ever would a stamper feel weird using colored card stock?
stamps: Papertrey Peaceful Garden
paper: Papertrey Ink white
accessories: dimensionals, metallic silver pen, Sakura Stardust pen