|patterned paper: maggie holmes/crate, basic grey, k and co, doodlebug + vintage book paper for the letters; journal card of mysterious origins (sorry, it was out of the packet, i have no idea whence it came!); banner and "birthday" stickers: suuuuuper duuuuuper old october afternoon; 8mm pink pearl brads: eyelet outlet; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape|
ok, so this card is pretty much a reminder that just because there's no white PAPER, doesn't mean there shouldn't be any white space!** by which i mean, i really really wish that my card base was solid pink or yellow or... well... any solid color rather than the chain link gold patterned paper. but by the time i realized that, i'd already affixed the pennant with all the goodies on, and as newton's third law of adhesives states, "there shall be nothing on this earth stuck together so well as two layers of paper you've decided you hate" so, i'm livin' with it. and i do like all the other fun stuff, which are mostly raided from my "leftover bits" baggie. before you ask, no, the letters are NOT made with an awesome set of oversized alphabet dies, more's the pity. they are actually an ANCIENT set of basic grey's mini monogram chipboard letters that some how i seem to have designated as templates rather than actual ingredients, i guess because they are such an awesome size and font. i traced them on scraps of text paper and hand cut them.
*i apologize if this rash statement triggers a late blizzard of epic proportions. unless you're secretly hoping for a late blizzard of epic proportions, in which case... A) you're crazy and B) you're welcome! :)
**white space, in artistic terms, is the area in a piece that isn't filled with pattern or text; sometimes it's called negative space or breathing space. it can be any color, though, it needn't literally be white.