Saturday, March 30, 2013
A not so quick CAS (clean and simple) card for my eldest for Easter. TBH it is the only Easter card I made and I really like it. So that means no one else will. I'm not sure the effort justifies the outcome though. Lining up all those letters and resisting coloring in the flowers - well I did a test run and it overpowered everything even though it would have been true to design rules to triangulate the blues it was just too heavy.
What I like about this card is how busy and yet "clean" it is. The triangulation of the green. Yes, it is a long, flat triangle but it works and grounds the scene. AND that I made this pastel card for a MAN! So go on and throw that preconception out the window. Honestly, tell me why this isn't suitable for a guy? It drives me to distraction when I read "rules for masculine cardmaking" sort of threads and they say "use dark earthtones" etc. Just how un-Springlike would this card have been in "dark earthones"!!!
Well that is that mini-masculine card making rant over. I hope you and yours are have a beautiful Sunday no matter what holiday you are celebrating.
Card Size - 4.25 x 5.5
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White
Stamps - Gina K Designs: Lots of Letters; Stampendous: Spring Things
Ink - Memento: New Sprout, Desert Sand, Summer Sky
ETA I finally worked out how to put that blue triangle in! I should have just dotted the center of the flowers. Maybe I will revisit and have one or more in my stash for next Easter!