Option A or B?
Do you go to the eye doctor? That’s a question I associate with those visits…
“Which do you like better? A … or B?”
In this case, I’m applying this question to a card I recently made.
Here’s Version A:
Stamp set: none
Ink: Whisper White craft
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Real Red, Basic Black, Flashback DSP
Accessories: Sponge dauber, 1″ square punch
Quick and simple, this card was inspired by a magazine sample. That card used pastels. As I was going through my different packs, these particular colors drew me. They are bold, yet can be toned down a bit by applying ink around the edges. I liked that.
I added the squares to a Basic Black mat, because I wanted all of the squares on a dark background. I then added more color to the card with a Real Red mat. I used a neutral base of Naturals Ivory because 1) I thought a lighter color would ground the bright colors, and 2) the Ivory coordinated with the Very Vanilla in the DSP.
Now, here’s the tricky part. I put the card together up to this point and thought it looked great, albeit a little bit plain. The magazine sample had a focal element in the center.
What should I do? Well, I built the central element and took pictures of both versions and let you decide for yourself which you liked best.
Stamp set: A Fitting Occasion
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Curly Label punch, 1″ cirlcle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ dimensionals
I’m so glad I pulled out this stamp set. Although I think it’s cute, I have a hard time using this set.