Of all the cards I made with Birds of a Feather (an old Papertrey set), this one is the most "LateBlossom-y." The monochromatic color scheme, the bright pops of color, and the super clean feel of it make me really happy!
A close-up shows the background, stamped in Memento's angel pink, which is very, very light. The flower is from Mama Elephant. I chose a flower background because the bird's long beak indicates it's a nectar-sipping bird rather than an early bird who gets the worm.
After stamping the bird and sentiment, I knew something was off. The single pop of pink looked sort of floating and awkward, so I pulled out Faux Ribbon and added a pink border to the left side of the panel. That balanced the design nicely, at least to my eye.
Now for a little celebration!
This blog has been around for over seven years and contains over 2100 posts. When I started it, at the urging of several people at Splitcoast, I didn't see it going anywhere. Yet here we are. YOU are the reason for that. You read. You subscribe. You comment. Over 330 of you follow Simplicity on Facebook. Over 500 of you follow it on Pinterest. Over 1,100 of you subscribe via email. Over 725 of you put it in your Bloglovin' feed. Over 900 use Google Friend Connect. Thank you!
To celebrate, I'm going to give away a little grab-bag of supplies and a $25 (US) gift certificate to the online store of the winner's choice. To enter, just leave a comment ON THE BLOG POST* answering the question below before 12:00 midnight, eastern daylight savings time, Friday, June 24, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via this blog on June 25, 2016.
Here's the question:
What do you like best about papercrafting?
Don't overthink...just share the first thing to pop into your head. Good luck!
stamps: Papertrey Birds of a Feather, Faux Ribbon; Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals
ink: Memento angel pink; Memento Luxe rose bud, black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue
*Note that comments left on Facebook or other websites, or emailed to me directly, will not be included in the give-away...but are still very much appreciated!