Right now I'm having a huge crush on Belgian designer Els Brige. She has such an impeccable sense for placement of little embellishing touches and the way she works with shapes is so clever. In particular she has a series of landscape format cards and table-top calendar pages that superbly demonstrates the many interesting variations one can achieve with pattern paper strips and a few choice embellishments.
I adore those but choose to lift this card because I'm intrigued by her use of trapped white space to create a void right in the center of an embellishment cluster. It's a straight lift. I've not given it a twist or done anything remotely clever to it, instead I follow the precise placement of those little enamel dots and stars that she does so implacably. So I have to give a shout out to Els as the genius of the design is all hers.
Thank you Els for inspiring me with your awesome card and layout designs!
Supplies : American Crafts DIY Shop 6x6 Paper, Wycinanka Hexagon Chipboard, Studio Calico (South of Market Turnip The Beet, Yearbook Tardy, State Fair Guess Your Weight), Echo Park For Your Record Element Sticker, Crate Paper Little Boy Blue Brad, Chic Tags Birthday Cake Mini Tag, Teresa Collins Ty's Star, Jenni Bowlin Rhinestone Stars, MME Kraft FunDay Rhinestones