Sunday, June 17, 2012

Evolution of Thanks

These cards qualify for the OLW92: On the Edge. Hope you get a chance to play!

First, I used Art Warehouse's Mini Monogram set and Hero Arts Typewriter Alphabet to make this card. It doesn't quite work for me. The two alphas just aren't quite complementary in style, and the you is too small. I liked the earthtone colors with the PTI natural card base, but that was the last base in that particular paper I had cut.

So I switched to a white base that was lying around and a light purple ink, and ditched the you altogether. I liked the layout but the color is tepid and just looks boring in a monochrome.

So finally, with a reversed layout, the whole thing feels fresh and hip with London Fog ink and happy orange bling.

NOW I like it!

What a fun way to use those larger alphabets!

Yes, I will be posting about Hawaii--with PICTURES!--on my other blog soon, but we're still getting settled and unpacked and all that. Oh how much fun we had!


  1. I agree that the last card is the best! That's a nice alpha set.

  2. Thanks for showing the evolution! It's helpful to see what works well and what doesn't.

  3. Yep - I like the 3rd one too!

    Welcome back, though you weren't missed since your blog was on going - however, I could "feel" you weren't really with us... lol

  4. I like all three, but agree that the last is the best. You're always such an inspiration! Thanks :)


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