Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wonderful World, Part 2

Large stamps are often difficult to work with on clean-and-simple cards, but as Sunday's simple card showed, if you work with the shape of the large stamp, you can certainly have fun with it.

Sunday's square card balanced curves and angles, symmetry (centered circle on a square) and asymmetry (three flitting butterflies of different sizes in an irregular triangle; the soft, multicolor pastel background).

Today's cards--landscape rather than square--give a little room to embellish with a background. A sharply defined shape (like the large circle) needs something loose and organic to balance it, so I made two different cards with botanical embellishments that ground the circle with two radically different color schemes.

Warm, bold, and bright!

Cool, soft, and natural.
(exclamation point inappropriate here)

Oh, my! These two cards make my heart happy. I hope they make your heart happy, too!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Serendipity (sentiment); Papertrey Life (top card); Papertrey Gathered Garden (bottom card)
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue


  1. These are fabulous! I love the different colors and the versatility of the layout! Hugs! Mynn xx

  2. Both cards are beautiful. Love the leafy clusters with the circle.

  3. The green card makes me happy...and I don't know why, it just does and I'm thankful to have stopped in to see what you have created! Always joy found here.

  4. I was looking at the two cards trying to decide which I liked best and realised that I liked them both but they had a totally different emotional feel - amazing what a change in colour can do!

    1. I feel the same way. They have such different atmosphere.

  5. Lovely. It is interesting to see both colour groups on the same layout!

  6. Loving this series! I always enjoy seeing what you do with botanical silhouette stamps, and this look is fantastic. I like the color schemes, how one is energetic and the other is calming—it'd be neat to do one for each of the four seasons.


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