Sunday, July 30, 2017

Small Delights

Strong color pops off white, but the high contrast can sometimes look rather harsh. Adding some medium gray eases the transition in a rather elegant way!

4.25" Square Card

The butterfly has text from Papertrey's Text Style set, with the words "small delights" in the center. The purple-red panel was inked with seedless preserves (Tim Holtz Distress ink), so there's a bit of variation in the color, which adds some interest. The dark purple-red panel looked odd on the white all by itself, so I decided to stamp a shadow stamp in Memento Luxe London fog on a scrap of white. The Memento Luxe on white looks just like suede.

It just made sense to put this assembly on a square card. That way, the angle of the butterfly is the only asymmetry...which really draws attention to the small delights.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love in small delights,

stamps: Papertrey Text Style, stitch set; Hero Arts shadow
ink: Memento Luxe London fog, Archival black, Distress seedless preserves, Hero Arts soft granite
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: square punches, butterfly punch, inking tool, glue pen


  1. I like how the gray border coordinates with the lettering on the butterfly.

  2. This is SO pretty! Love how you "highlighted" that particular part of the text.


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