Here's one of many cards featuring this layout. Feel free to play along, file the sketch away in your file or book of sketches! This card was inspired by the ribbon I wanted to use. Next up came the selection of kraft cardstock. Finally, I bought these stars by Verve Visual recently, and hadn't even used them yet (gasp!). Each square is 1-1/4 of white, with a 1-3/8 chocolate mat.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Fall-to Layout 1
Okay, so here goes for one of my soon to be regular features. This is one of my favorite clean and simple fall-to layouts. It works for virtually any small type image. I've used this layout for Christmas cards, featuring snowflakes where the squares are. I've also done dry embossing in place of the cut out squares, then popped up the smaller image on the raised square. That can make quite an impact! I did the sketch only one way, but of course, it can be used in any of the 4 directions. Another thing, the circle on the sketch represents a knot in your ribbon. That does not have to go on the left side. The key feature here is that the knot off sets the sentiment along the bottom. So whichever side the knot is on, I find that the sentiment should be either central or opposite-sided.