Today, we're going to take a look at how background stamps can be placed differently on a card for different effect.
First up, a centered placement gives an even border and very stable, peaceful design. Please ignore the bow...it's an embellishment too far.
Next, an off-the-edge placement gives a sense of movement to the design. It's almost like a breeze is fluttering here.
I prefer the second card, but perhaps that's just because of the bow. Those hydrangea punches with light purple bling make me really happy, and it's wonderful how the white punched shapes show up on the darker purple woven background stamp. Love that!
Don't be afraid to experiment with placement of background stamps. They don't have to be front and center. Off-set or asymmetrical designs can be extremely successful.
stamps: Hero Arts (discontinued background), SU Botanical Silhouettes, Papertrey Ink (sentiments)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Martha Stewart hydrangea punches, rhinestones, craft thread, glue pen