Sunday Sketch

This is one of my favorite layouts because of its simplicity and its potential for a gorgeous finished product.

The background is two contrasting pieces in coordinating colors and patterns to make a nice, hefty frame. Think about the matting on a photo and make yours as wide as you'd like accordingly.

The top border is a completely opposite color to create contrast, and the edge is uneven to make it stand out even more. Too many straight edges gets boring after a while, so this mixes things up a little.

The phrase goes across the bottom, overlapping both the background and the border. This ties the two together and clearly sends your message.

For my card, I used black and blue patterned paper as the two background pieces. Then I tore the border for my ragged edge.

I raided my chipboard collection for the phrase, which is the perfect size for this card, and the butterfly with its trail. My patterns were a little too subtle to be left on their own, so I added the butterfly as a great focal point in the middle.

This card, along with many other cards, paper crafts and wood gifts, can be found in our Etsy shop. Come visit us today at www.stufffromtrees.etsy.com.

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