I realize this card might seem a little boring. And though I’m not quite thrilled with my placement of the birds, I absolutely love this card. I love the earthy colors, the sentiment, and the simplicity of it all.
After dry brushing the edges of the focal panel and getting everything else stamped in place, I wondered how I might dress it up a bit, with ribbon, twine, etc. But I just couldn’t do it. This will sound crazy, but it just seemed morally wrong for me to add anything else to it. ;-D
Even adding those 3 green rhinestones to the top right corner almost felt wrong to me. But I left them.
Another view of the dry brushing, at the bottom left. The focal block is raised on foam dimensional adhesive for some depth.
Sometimes I feel insecure with what I perceive my style to be – kinda plain, old fashioned, earthy, simple – thinking I should add more bling, more layers, more something to my cards, to make them more appealing.
But sometimes, when my style just shows up and says “Here I am, please just accept me for what I am and enjoy the simplicity,” it’s hard for me to keep adding and trying to find that ‘wow factor.’ Sometimes it’s just simple, and pleasant, and not so much wow.
I really don’t mind that. I like things simple.
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)