Saturday, April 17, 2010

National Library Week

My daughter informed me on Monday afternoon that this is National Library Week. SO... in honor of the Library, I made this card with Milton Reading under a flower. OK, so actually I made it because he was cute and I wanted to color him, but the other sounded better! LOL!! :-) I mentioned on the Sweet 'n Sassy digi blog last week that I really like to have cards that are easy to mail, and it seemed to strike a chord with some others. So today I thought I'd give you some ideas of ways to add some "punch" to your cards, without much weight or thickness...

1. Use lighter-weight cardstock or patterned paper if you're going to do lots of layering. I used cardstock from the new Clearly Coordinating Collection at Clear Dollar Stamps, as well as a lightweight kraft file folder.
2. Add interest by embossing (heat embossing or dry!), sponging, and glitter, rather than embellishing.
3. If you do embellish, think "flat & light". Some suggestions are lightweight ribbon tied in a knot, rather than bulky ribbon tied in a bow; mini or micro brads rather than buttons or flowers; and low profile half-pearls rather than dewdrops.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to drop by the Sweet 'n Sassy store to see what's new!!

~ Tricia


Rhonda Miller said...

wow this is a great card.

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Lovely card Tricia - such great coloring. You do love your mice LOL!

Joan Ervin said...

Such a cute image, your coloring and the one different corner...sooo pretty!!!

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