Saturday, January 2, 2021

More Paper and Ink

This return to paper and ink is making me very happy.

Today's card riffs off the idea that angles love curves. The card looked rather boring with just the circle, and I kept trying to add more circles (as with the card card on my last post). I also fiddled around unsuccessfully with a sentiment strip. 

Nothing quite worked until I took a rectangular scrap of embossed paper and threw it down behind the circle. It anchors the design very subtly and keeps the focus on the flower. And then I found an old sentiment from a Technique Tuesday set that fit perfectly on the circle. The angles of the sentiment work pretty well, and I love how it looks like the flower frond is "presenting" the sentiment...voila!

And let's pause just a minute to appreciate the color combo of violet and chartreuse. It crackles with energy and somehow radiates harmony at the same time, at least to my eye. So happy!

Thank you all for sticking with me through the years. If there's one thing that's remained steady and true through all the chaos and mess, it's that stampy people are awesome and cement my faith in humanity! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,



  1. I love reading your card design explanations! When you said the flower stem was presenting the sentiment my mind sang “ta da!” Love this card.

  2. Glad to have you back. Reading and looking “with” you calms and focuses me.

  3. As always, LOVE your creations and miss your posts when you're busy teaching. You and I share the love of simple card creations.

  4. This is so cute! Glad to see some posts from you :)

  5. Thank you for sharing this sweet card. Yes, most definitely the sentiment is presented in a delightful fashion.

  6. This is a very happy & elegant card...composition and color are spot on!

  7. Great card. Thanks for the angle info. I have lots of paper scraps. Of course!


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