Sunday, December 16, 2018

Well, That's Weird

It's not often I take an inspiration piece and make it more complicated. But that's just what I did with this pin by the fabulous Maile Belles. Her wreath card is lovely, but I was more interested in the piece behind it. The individual lines of text popped up over a small image called to me, especially because of that one word stamped at the end of the raised text.

So I shopped my stash until I found stamps to make the idea work. The result has far less white space than Maile's beauty, but I like how it turned out anyway.

This card took FOREVER to make, and there was plenty of pretty trash fallout as well. In the end, it makes me happy.

But we never, ever have just the right word in just the right font, now, do we? It's almost enough to make a stamper resort to her computer to generate text.

No, no. That's crazy talk. My apologies. We are stampers, not graphic design artists. We adapt and overcome. Just like I did here.

So yay!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: various Papertrey sets
ink: Archival 
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals 


  1. I adore this ... so lovely in blues

  2. Worth all the effort, Susan, it's beautiful, Jo x

  3. Absolutely perfect! So glad to see you back in my email inbox!

  4. The card is quite lovely! BUT I do love to computer generate my words from time to time! And I always use my computer for inside verse/sentiment. That's my version of adapting...

  5. Great card! I can see all the work it must have taken to create it. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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