stamp sets - Balloon Adventures, Perpetual Birthday Calendar; ink - Versamark, Emerald Envy; Stampin' Write markers - Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point; mask (stencil) - Hearts & Stars; card stock - Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie; designer series paper - Party Animal; baker's twine - Crushed Curry; punch - Medium Star; Big Shot with Stars framelits
Off to the side of my work area were three punched stars I brought home from the table decor at the OnStage event I attended in November. My table mates probably thought I was a bit odd (ok, so they were right), but I couldn't stand to think they might get tossed out with the recycling! There was also a card base that got set aside during a Card Buffet because I'd cut and/or scored it incorrectly, and that last little bit of baker's twine. Designer series paper for the inside of the card to peek out at behind the short front gave me a color palette to work with, but what to do with all that blank space? I thought the stars mask would work but maybe Pumpkin Pie ink would be too dark? I used my last clean sponge dauber to apply Versamark, but that was a bit too subtle. Oh, and I was missing a layer from the sketch, too, so I found a piece of Pacific Point. Then it seemed a little too bright. Adding a piece of Whisper White would tone it down and allow the sentiment to stand out, but then there was too much blank space again. I really liked the little cluster of stars in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set, but I couldn't decide which color would keep it balanced. Now you may understand why I usually CASE the cards I make!
corrected 1/20 because I forgot the link to Sunday Stamps - aack!