Thursday, August 6, 2009
Another CAS24 Card and a Question for You
When this CAS24 color challenge was first posted, I thought, "This is gonna hurt my eyes." Then I thought, "Hey, waitaminute! These colors popped on a white base would be FAB!" So I made the two cards here. And then I made the card above, 'cause I just loved the sparing use of these really strong colors on white SO MUCH...and I had brads in all three colors.
I love punches. And brads.
Anywho, the point behind this post is that when we push ourselves creatively to do things that might make us uncomfortable (like using these three colors together...on one small card...when they are SO VERY BRIGHT), beautiful things can happen. Of course, sometimes sheer ugliness happens, too.
Which leads me to my question for you today. Would you like to see occasional disasters on this blog? Would it help you to see the cards I DON'T want to share with you? 'Cause that would make me really uncomfortable to let all the world see my failures. But I learn from my failures, and they might come in handy for other crafters, too.
Plus, I'll never actually HEAR your mocking laughter since this is the internet.
I love the internet.
Edited to add: Amy asked how I handled the brad butts. These flowers are attached to the base with glue dots. The brads only go through the flowers, and I adjust each of the tines to hide behind a petal (needle-nose pliers help with this). This way, there are no worries about brad butts on the inside of the card.