I love when I have the chance to sit down and play around with new products. I played around with my Hearts Border punch for several hours before coming up with this fool-proof design. I’m excited to share this project with you today and love that it paired so well with the Label Bracket punch. Woo hoo! Here’s my card:
This weekend, I’ll be sharing a video I created to walk you step-by-step through the creation of this fun, punched centerpiece. For now, I want to share some thoughts about the overall design of this card.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- To Add Color or Not to Add Color. This card started with the centerpiece with the punched pieces. The Lullaby Designer Series Paper seemed a perfect fit for this Crisp Cantaloupe treasure. This piece of paper combines splotches of Crisp Cantaloupe and Hello Honey on Whisper White. I tried to reincorporate the Hello Honey as a border around the sentiment or outside of the card, but it simply didn’t work – it clashed with the Crisp Cantaloupe. The splatters look good next to each other, but the solid colors of card stock do not.
- To Bow or Not to Bow. My mind’s eye told me that this card calls for a big, luscious bow. It’s not my “normal,” but I was open to the idea – until I had all the pieces put together. You see, my mind’s eye doesn’t always see stuff to-scale. It pictured all this open space that could be filled with a big, puffy bow – open space that simply wasn’t there. I decided to accent my centerpiece with three strands of Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine to fill the small space left on the card.
- To Round or Not to Round. Again, this card was designed around the center element. With all its rounded corners, I certainly could have extended the rounded edges to the borders and edges of the card itself – we have choices. I decided, though, to keep the edges pointed as they make the center piece more special.
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Baby Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Lullaby Designer Series Paper Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Hearts Border punch, Label Bracket punch, Project Life Corner Rounder punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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