Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Narrow Window in Winter

Remember this pin from the IC534 challenge last week? Well, I used the same layout, with a slightly wider window, for this winter card.

This layout takes full advantage of that red bird to draw the eye to the focal point scene...its hard to even notice all the white space, so strongly does that spot of red in the white and gray draw your eye.

I love how this card is simultaneously peaceful and dramatic.

stamps: Papertrey Masculine Motifs (tree) and Through the Trees (bird)
ink: Memento 
paper: Papertrey
accessories: Memento marker, ruler, post-its for masking


  1. Love this. Like looking through a window

  2. You take the cake when it comes to outstanding minimalist cards. I'm working on becoming a cake-taker, too. I love your style and your ideas.

  3. Wow! This is stunning!

  4. 'Dramatic' is a good descriptor for this card. Outstanding!

  5. I'm in lurve with a red cardinal in a snow covered tree and this is pure art to me. I'd frame this. (Please forgive the Annie Hall reference.)

  6. Is your ruler a specific art ruler or just a basic wood one? Also, how far apart are you lines? I might need to case this soon!

    1. The ruler is a metal ruler with felt backing, so it doesn't rest directly on the paper. That keeps ink from wicking under the ruler and making a mess.

      The lines are 3/4" apart.

  7. This is one of the best cards ever ... Love the window effect you created.

  8. This layout is so nice. The masking gives it such a cool effect. Thank you for the tip about the ruler with felt backing!


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