After making yesterday's skewed card, I wanted to try the same layout with proper right angles. The holly card had lots of movement from the shape of the holly branches. This card relies on fun color and whimsical images. And bling!
I decided to round that one corner because it looked sort of dangerous, like it wanted to poke the flowers in their bloomers. But one of my readers (yes, you, Bev) is likely twitching right now.
While the border on this card makes me very happy, I'm not so sure about the offset sentiment panel. It's sort of strange how much I love the card that inspired this whole series, yet I can't seem to make skewed design or the asymmetry work for me. I guess I'm just too obsessive-compulsive.
Still, I wanted to share both yesterday's and today's cards to illustrate creative exploration of an idea. You learn when you play, and in the immortal words of Adam Savage (of Mythbusters), failure is always an option. Sometimes, "failure" can still be quite lovely! Some of you really liked yesterday's card, and I hope some of you feel the same about today's.
Tomorrow's card takes a different tack on the idea altogether, and I like it much better!
stamps: Papertrey Doodlie-Do, Keep It Simple Thank You
ink: Fresh Ink tangerine, basil; Memento Moroccan, espresso truffle
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: corner rounder, craft foam, glue, rhinestones