Saturday, January 19, 2013

Facing the scale

 Size matters, and when you're working with 4.25" x 5.5 inches, it's easy to run out of space real fast.  When I first envisioned this card, I went for my flower punches and wanted to use the blossom builder or the blossom punch, but they were both too big. So I pulled out the Fun Flowers die for the Big Shot and found a flower that is just the right size, or the perfect scale for the card I had in mind.

We gathered last week to make a box of cards for "From Our Hearts" to forward to Afghanistan, to our Troops deployed there. These cards are blank inside, to allow the Troops to write home on a beautiful handmade card.  I thought this design was elegant, but still has some nice design details. Each card has a loop of bakers twine, two layers of petals, a bright pop of yellow and then Sue sat and patiently added silver dots to every flower, just for an bit of bling. We can't put glitter on cards going to the Troops. If one flake of glitter sticks to their uniform, it could endanger someone on a night patrol.

Clean and simple, with the scale just right, a great design for production line crafting!

Happy Stamping!
Dee Tollaksen

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