Monday, April 27, 2009

A beautiful card is lurking here somewhere... (and AFTER)

This card (at least the pieces of it) has been sitting on my worktable for a few days. I used scraps of some Colorbok paper that were laying around my work area. I really like the 3 squares concept but I think my layout is off. I tried it with 1 square each in the 2 left corners being centered by the 3rd square but I didn't really like that either.

Does the circle work? I thought it highlighted the greeting a bit but I'm open to ideas.

FYI The actual card is a white base, the peach layer behind it is a manilla folder I put the card on to take the photo. Don't worry- even I wouldn't use peach with those colors!

All comments appreciated. I learn so much reading your critiques.

Here is the final card. It didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned it but I like the 4 large squares. I'll need to experiment again with that type of layout.


Leslie Hanna said...

What about putting a couple of brads vertically in that space next to the bottom square?

Lindy Stamper said...

I like it... how about something 3D to be on top?

Brenda said...

Hmmm...I want to put 3 eyelets horizontally on the top left.

Kristin said...

I think it is working just fine with the squares as they are, and the circle placement too. If you have any more of the green flowered paper left from the top square, maybe cut out one of those flowers and put it in center of the sentiment with a brad. If you don't, maybe stamp a small flower or put a jumbo eyelet or something else to help ground that circle sentiment piece. Great card!

Paula said...

The Circle part needs to be a bit larger. It is being drowned out by the squares. For it to stand out it just needs to be a tad bigger then popped up to really give it that extra push. If you wanted to, you could use extra brads, but I would put them next to the circle to drawn your eye down.