Thanks to all who commented on my krafty card. I think you're all right about the need to add white to the kraft from a design point. But I don't want to do it. I'm over it. Movin' on and returnin' to white card stock. White card stock lets me breathe. White card stock makes me happy.
Maybe I should change the name of the blog to White Card Stock, or WCS for short.
Today's two cards make me happy!!!!
First up is a super-soft sympathy card. Unfortunately, I've needed a lot of sympathy cards in the past few weeks, and my stash is low. (You'll see a flurry of them tomorrow, too.) The stamps are from a PTI anniversary set called Botanical Blooms. The soft pink (VersaColor's cinnamon) and green (split pea) are soothing, and grounded with a brown sentiment. All that white space symbolizes the loneliness we feel when someone leaves us. It works.
When I'd made the sympathy card, I wondered if the exact layout would also work for a more cheerful card with just a color change. Would color have that big of an impact on what is otherwise a serene and peaceful design?
Peony pink and green tea inks certainly liven up the design, and a touch of sparkly glitter makes it more festive than the formal white pearls above.
Color really does have a huge impact on the feel of a design. Which do you prefer?
stamps: Papertrey Botanical Silhouettes
paper: PTI white
accessories: pearls, Stickles crystal