I made some cards that were inspired by Michelle Wooderson's cardmaking style. Her blog is called MishMash, and is really worth checking out at length. She does cards, and LOTS of Project Life stuff, and she makes awesome card elements and kits which she has available at her Etsy shop. She is SO great at doing collage cards, and the way she makes many elements come together is such a great way really had me wanting to CASE her style.
I actually showed you one of the cards HERE. I did a few others, and I really found that it all takes some practice. Some of these are better than others. Let's see why.
This was the one I already showed you--
I think the reason this works so well (for me) is that you really have a hard time deciding where one layer stars and another ends. The name of the game here is print paper and tags. The patterns and shapes really keep your eye moving, with that one sweet resting spot which happens to hold the sentiment.
Then there's this one--
Here, too, lots of movement, but fewer shapes this time. I am late to the table, but can I just say I LOVE me some washi tape? It took me a while to figure out what to do with it, but I love that it's semi-transparent, and works in so many places!
Then there's this one--
Here's where things break down a bit, for me--
So, it's hard (read, impossible) to see in this photo, but the big dark paper has text on it. I was trying to continue the idea of text being the watchword. Again, I think the cream text sheet should have been aged down , and WHAT was I thinking cutting things off just short of the edge of the card? Does the bottom left corner make you as crazy as it does me?
The dark piece is too wide, the text sheet is wicked crooked (which is why everything else is on an angle, btw), and the folder tabs just don't really add so much, IMHO.
This was my first try in this series; can you tell? In fact as I remember, I made each of these in direct opposition to how I show them here.
Like I said, new ideas take practice.
Let me know what you think. (Be kind.)
What are you trying, lately? Who's inspiring you?
Oh, yes, update on my Mega Meet experience. I SAW Tim Holtz, but no photo with him, or even OF him. Oh, well. I got some good stuff, and I am proud of my powers of restraint.
And, HEY!--Do you know that your local TJMaxx often has craft supplies in their stationary and book stuff? I just got a BIG cluster of 6x6 paper pads for $2.99 EACH. There are also often stamps and punches to be had, as well as ribbon packs. You gotta have a look!
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