I'm working on a post to announce the giveaway winner and list a bunch of holiday books recommended by YOU and those on my own shelf, for any who are interested. Many thanks to all who shared their favorite holiday books!
In the meantime, let's have a little lesson on image orientation.
Today's cards were inspired by a variety of clean-and-simple printed cards I've seen at Barnes & Noble and Papyrus and other places...a simple line image floating on a card with nothing else.
It doesn't get more CAS than this.
I thought the vertical image would work best on a horizontal card. The idea was that the tension created would add some interest.
I was wrong. Again. I'm really quite used to this.
The more I looked at the first card, the less satisfied I was. The cup looks squashed or something. It's just wrong. Which brings us to card #2:
Ahhh. Much better. The placement of the cup across the line one-third down from the top of the card gives an interesting horizontal asymmetry that reinforces the vertical asymmetry of the cup.
In this case, Portrait wins!
While most of you won't make cards quite this simple, keep in mind that changing the orientation of your card might fix whatever doesn't look quite right. Sometimes Portrait wins, sometimes Landscape wins. And when you get it right, you win, too.
stamps: Papertrey Warm Happiness
ink: Memento Luxe black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: nothing whatsoever