In the stampy world, we follow the rule of three, and if not three, then an odd number, but for the sake of my tale tonight it's a rule of three. The focal point of a card is a function of thirds, and images or embellishments work best in threes.
In life, too, things happen in threes, both good and bad. Let's take, for instance, the mail. Most of you know by now I L-O-V-E LOVE my Post Office. LOOOVE those guys. I might bake for them this year, even. But my current personal postal delivery person? Not so much. My previous postal delivery person would put something inside my door if it wouldn't fit into the tiny opening in our communal lock box. Not this one, nope. Just look at this:
I printed off both of those pictures and put it with the mangled envelope, intending to go to the local Post Office branch last Saturday and complain loudly. Then I opted to wait and see if there was a #3. There was.
I don't know what sort of favor this person thinks they're doing for me, but I really wish they'd stop. And I do plan to go to the Post office this Saturday, with all three photos and the mangled envelope, and register an official complaint. Hmph.
Now about that stampy rule of three. Last night I alluded to a card that desperately needed saving from a glue mishap. I ended up saving it by adding three additional images. I DID! Lookie:
Play Date Cafe challenge:
A Cut Above class and fill it with the greens, which I did here:
Now, about those smaller fish that come in threes. Ahem. Well, you might say two of them cover unfortunate accidents. The one above the chevrons covers some glue that I managed to erase with my adhesive remover, but that left an irremovable smudge behind. It was bad. The second one covers a schmear of Gelato that happened after I did this:
I covered them with three different Gelatos, working from dark to light instead of light to dark, so I had to clean off the surface of each one up above there. Geez. I took my finger and rubbed them to blend the colors, then I cut them out.
Here's the finished card again, so you don't need to scroooooll up all the way to the first one:
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* That digital image is just that: a digital image. It is NOT a cut file. I just manipulate it using the Silhouette software, then print it and cut it out. I've had several comments about the detail, but it's not cut.