Thursday, October 24, 2013

More Trapped White Space Put to Good Use

Yesterday's post showed just how little it takes to make the large center of this flower stamp by Clearly Besotted interesting. Of course there are LOTS of options for filling that space, including punched plain or glitter card stock, vellum, Stickles, all sorts of coloring mediums, and the one I plan on trying next--flock!

But today's post shows how trapped white space can actually become the point of the whole card.

This very clean and simple card was made for Operation Write Home. I remember that this is what it feels like when your loved one is the center of your life is missing. I suspect it feels much the same way for the troops who are deployed. There's a big hole in the middle of their lives where their loved ones should be.

This flower was surprisingly easy to cut out, and I punched the hole with a 3/4" punch. By popping the flower up, shadows emphasize the hole nicely.

And now you are free to color in and do whatever you wish with the middle of this flower stamp...just like the designers intended for you to do. ;-)

stamps: Clearly Besotted (You Are), Hero Arts (Year Round Sentiments)
ink: versacolor
paper: Papertrey ink white
accessories: dimensionals, scissors, circle punch


  1. Genius and meaningful and very beautiful.

  2. You conveyed so much with this design - amazing!

  3. Yep, the centre space says so much, Susan ... also the way you left the flower as a simple outline emphasises the 'missing' message. Anita :)


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