Monday, October 12, 2015


Since Christopher Columbus made his way here in a trio of ships, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about another element of design:  ODD NUMBERS.

Why odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye than even ones, in design that is, I don't know.  I just know it works.  This card shows both.  The three pearls at the bottom work very well, but the two at the top look out of place (to me.)  Even the single sequin works better than two would.  So once I finish this post, the two upper pearls will be removed.

One of the most common mistakes beginners make on cards is to over embellish, especially with gems and sequins.  If the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria were good enough for Columbus, then 3 is good enough for me.  Happy Columbus Day!


Bonnie said...

Love this card with the tags and ties and just the right amount of embellishments! Happy Columbus Day to you.

Kim S said...

You are absolutely right!! A trio of pearls is just right. I even see trios in colors - if I only have two spots of a color - it's wrong! I love your use of tags to close this cad.