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Okay business out of the way, I have a delightful card to share with you today. It's my card for this week's CPS Card Sketch. I thought this would be the perfect card to share today as it's heavily embellished yet delicately balanced and I thought I would make a few pointers on it.
First, it has not one but FIVE buttons...can you find them all? The use of buttons in layers and as centers to bows is a great way to "kick it up a notch" without going overboard and loosing the focus of your card, which in this case is the Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays sentiment by My Favorite Things. This card also has two sizes and two colors of bling by Want2Scrap....I am their guest designer this month so I felt it necessary to add TWO types of bling...JUST KIDDING, I am in fact their guest designer but when I went to add my bling I did two things, I looked at lines and scale and I looked at color and "open space". Adding a strip coming out from behind the sentiment panel really helps the sentiment to shine...you may not have noticed if I had left this strip off but WOW what a difference it made it stepping up this card....I then said hmmm I need just a little POP! in that bottom right corner to balance the top left...and BAM two quick dots of beautiful deep blue bling and my card was complete! So don't be afraid of embellishing, just THINK IT THROUGH FIRST and make sure you are EMBELLISHING the focal, vs CROWDING it out. Enjoy!!
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays
Ink: Tsukineko - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Bazzill Prismatics
Patterned Paper: Unknown
Buttons: Buttons Galore & More - Gold Bulk Pack