I have to say that in the matter of competitions I can't be so sanguine. If you designed a card and then taught others how to make it in a class and someone then entered the card they made in that class in a competition, it would be wrong. A competition is a contest in which entrants are judged on both their ideas and execution of said ideas. If the ideas were not theirs to begin with, the fact that they executed them well doesn't make the card their own. It would, instead, be intellectual theft.
Just because its "just a card" doesn't change that fact. It isn't just a card. It's a design. Which happens to be applied to a card.
Gee. I didn't realize I felt so strongly about this. No offense meant to those who see things otherwise. We all have to do what we think is right.
Last edited by Rachelrose; 01-27-2013 at 04:47 PM..