What would you think of a "Can This Card Be Saved?" every once in awhile? (As a kid I always loved reading advice columns) The doctor is in! I am NOT claiming to be an expert by any means on card designing, but I can tell you what I would do(based on five years experience of making cards myself that didn't always quite work!) if you have a particular card you've worked on but just can't figured out what it needs. I'm a faststamper, but I still make a lot of cards that puzzle me for a few hours after being 99% done! What is that missing 1% it needs? (Maybe I need to start posting these before and after pics for you! Some cards I'm really proud of upon completion do not always come about as easily others!) Please know I don't like to ever criticize any one's work, (and I'm finding from holding contests I don't like judging people's work either, who can say what's BEST??) but if you ask, I'm happy to give it a look with a fresh eye and give my very humble opinion on what I think might "make it work"as my beloved Tim Gunn likes to say, or make it work better, by maybe adding a color, a layer, an embellishment in a certain spot) Send me a pic if you want. (And you readers would be free to call me out and say you'd do it differently, of course! because we all have different styles! But if my style is something you like, I can try to help you figure out what might make that card a little more pleasing to you.) We all learn from each other this way! :) And if you hate this idea, just don't send any pics! ;)
The above card was a quickie to fit this post, a one layer card, using Carolyn's Dr. Feelgood. But wouldn't this be so sweet and simple and work for just about anybody anytime? Love is all you need! TIP: if you go outside the lines with your coloring on white CS, use your white gel pen like white out to minimize the mistake(if you don't want to redo, which I don't!). Do you see my boo boo?
Okay, let's summarize the munchies from the past week:
20 stamps. No animals. (No flowers!)Two sets.They coordinate. They can be customized.
Are you ready for the next munchy??
Munchy #6: There are no hand drawn illustrations in these sets.
!!!!!!! What does this mean?? (can I draw with my feet?? did I render them with a squirt bottle of chocolate sauce...?!) Find out for sure in only 3 more days!! (even without the line art you are used to seeing from me in my past two releases, while at first glance you might not recognize my style, I think upon closer examination you'll recognize my out of the box approach, sense of humor and playfulness, and love of being able to break things down and switch 'em around! ;)
BTW, don't forget to leave a comment today for blog candy!! Soon I'll be positng a pic of the extras goodies I'll be throwing in with the set.
PS I know what Gina's secret line is now (and it is freakin' awesome!) I am just more proud everyday to be a part of the Gina K team, she rocks my world!