Regular readers know that one of my favorite things to do with a two-layer, white-on-white card--when it needs a little something extra--is to outline the top layer with a metallic marker. So easy, so pretty!
When I made today's card, however, outlining the top layer wasn't enough, and there's a good design reason why. First, let's look at the card.
The central panel has a LOT going on...dark colors, no white space, random placement. When I put the panel on the plain card base, the whole thing looked...incomplete. Framing it with an additional outline of gold seemed like a good idea in my head.
And it was in real life, too.
That's something to celebrate, people!
Sort of like I'm celebrating the fact they found the escaped cobra in Florida. Not so happy they gave the thing back to the guy who let it escape in the first place, though. But thrilled the woman who found it in her dryer didn't get bitten.
Back to the card. It seems that when the stamped panel is so very, very dark and busy, a simple white mat may not be quite enough. Uniting the white base with the panel by outlining it the same way brings the whole thing together well.
By the way, I'm never doing laundry again.
stamps: Papertrey Peaceful Pinecones
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: gold metallic marker, dimensionals