Always Be A Unicorn card

Hey There!

This is the card that almost wasn’t!

Last night I knew I really wanted to use this Close To My Heart unicorn stamp set from my stash, along with these pretty papers.

I thought I was going to use pink and purple Distress Oxide, embossing powder and or embossing glitter.

I stamped and cut and heat embossed. I cleaned up glitter when I let out the breath I was holding and sent glitter all over my room.

I was just about to give up and go make dinner. So, I grabbed some of the scrap paper and do what I do when I have no ideas, I make banners. I also got ink on the white card base so you’ll notice a couple of well placed circles on there!

I had actually taken pictures, cleaned up, and nearly walked out of the room when I suddenly decided it needed the black words. I’m so glad I added them, it makes the whole card!

Stamping over an image like that isn’t something I usually do. Maybe I’ll need to try this more often.

The thing I thought was neat was that this card has a lot of white space. The card in my head has zero white space, zero. I’m thinking that maybe my recent practice using white space has creeped into the way I create cards?

Thanks for stoping by today. See you soon!

Cards, Techniques

Playing with White Space on Cards

Happy Birthday White Space Card

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I’ve really been trying to experiment with leaving more white space on my cards.

I am so used to covering the whole back ground with patterned paper.

Many of the cards and even scrapbook pages have lots of beautiful white space.

White Space Thank you card

For both of these cards, I used Close To My Heart stamps from my stash.

I can’t get enough of these layered flower stamps.

I’m still loving the Blossoms paper pack as well. Also it helps that I already have that pile of scraps out and ready to go!

I love the simplicity of the black outline on white background.

The Thank You card uses a spotlight technique. I stamped the back ground in black outline and popped card stock that matched up with the background, but had color added.

The Happy Birthday card is actually from an idea for a scrapbook layout I adjusted to fit onto a card.

Happy Birthday White Space Card Close Up

White space is really starting to grown on me. It takes me a little bit to get my head around “less is more” for cards, but I’m starting to like it!

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Happy Crafting!

Floral White Space Cards Pin Image