Buttons, buttons everywhere and not a single one on cloth! Round 3 voting for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol has started with this round's theme of buttons. As usual, there's lots of great inspiring pieces in the gallery!
I really wanted to make sure the card was centered around buttons. So the first thing that came to mind was a fun summer card. I've been spending lots of time in the office and I'd give anything to be catching some rays!
I've been inspired by the recent posts from the Verve DT so I figured I'd point out a few of my design tips as well! I think I'll try to do this in more of my cards - so you can understand how I think and so I can better understand how I think too! I've always believed that you have to be able to clearly explain your choices!
1. I love the brightness that the buttons add to the piece and it outlines my sun nicely as well. It also keeps your eyes centered in the card. It's like an auto border to say "stop! Keep looking at the card!"
2. I tried to follow the "rule of 3" by using my red in 3 spots (the bikini, the sentiment and the outline)
3. Adding details like popping up the umbrella adds great dimension that makes the image seem more real.
4. My color choices were actually controlled by the patterned paper pack. I picked my colors from the other complimentary colors used in the design line.
Once again, I'm gonna beg -- please please please consider voting for me! :) I'd really appreciate your vote!
Paper: SEI, Bazzill
Accessories: Buttons (Michaels), Floss (DMC), Cork (Michaels), BBQ Skewer