Saturday, August 17, 2013

OWH Design Bootcamp - Relationship Advice

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and call for a "redo"?  That's what I did!  This month's installment in Operation Write Home's Design Bootcamp, talked about relationships between elements in our cards, having connection, rather than randomly being applied.  Paula showed some great before and after cards.  The "afters" had such wonderful improvement in the overall card design and impact.

I've known for quite a while that my initial cards, although I thought were great at the time, could have used a bit more "umph" to them.  Today, I was putting together some card kits from last fall and came across leftovers from last year's OWH Thanksgiving cards.  Wow, I thought, this card could use a redo!  And that's what I did, here's my makeover.  I much more pleased with the result.  Thanks Paula for such a fabulous lesson!

A little addition of a brown mat, three tiny brads, 
the ever so fun baker's twine, 3 little die cut leaves, all popped up with foam tape.

Very flat, little dimension, and those leaf brads look a bit "sneezy"

Twine:  Memory Keepers
Leaf Die Cuts:  Robert Stanley Crafts (Hobby Lobby fall section)

1 comment:

  1. This is really a terrific example Cheryl because the changes are not massive but they make a really big difference in the overall effect. It's a reminder to all of us that the little things can mean a lot and it's worth pausing to think about how and where to add those finishing touches. Thanks for linking up and sharing this with everyone!