Stamps: A Greeting for All Reasons, Wonderful Words
Paper: Lavendar Lace, and another purple (not sure which one)
Ink: Lavendar Lace
Accessories: non SU ribbon
Registered: August 20, 2004 Location: Posts: 24950
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 2:11 PM
For the honesty thread: What if the center bell is embossed in black with the layered "love piece" layered onto black instead of darker purple with a gingham black ribbon instead of the organdy? I really like the design... all the purple sort of "blends" though, kwim?
Registered: July 18, 2005 Location: officially single again and BACK in PA!!! Posts: 7742
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 2:14 PM
Brutal honesty - it needs something light (white/silver) on the bottom to balance it out. How about a larger mat under the sentiment strip? And maybe the darker purple as another mat under the embossed bell part?
Registered: January 14, 2005 Location: Posts: 7518
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 3:10 PM
brutal honesty... I think it needs a mat for the oval with bells (maybe that darker purple) and also, the strip with "love" I would have used White paper. I love that beautiful ribbon, though!
Die Cut Diva
Registered: November 6, 2003 Location: in my stamp room in Iowa :) Posts: 3435
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 4:06 PM
honesty thread... I think the "love" should be on the same paper as the silver bell... or add a mat of a different color (like black as suggested) and then bring that to the bottom part as well. I think it's a pretty card though!
Registered: February 23, 2005 Location: Red Sox Nation Posts: 12034
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 6:05 PM
honesty thread...I agree with everyone else, great layout but the bell and "love" just melt into the background. They need to pop. I liked mamak's idea of embossing in black. Also think the mat for the love should be the same as the bell.
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Registered: July 19, 2004 Location: Colorado Posts: 23109
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 7:09 PM
honesty... I agree, the bell should be the focal, but it doesn't pop on the white. If you have that color in craft then you could still emboss it. Otherwise, maybe white emboss on purple paper and mat with a thin white? And then the greeting in white.
Registered: November 26, 2005 Location: New Jersey Posts: 2360
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 7:44 PM
Honesty thread - the layout is balanced and pleasing. You just need some color contrast to highlight your focal point. Right now it's the ribbon. If you want the bell to be the focus, do as suggested and emboss it in a darker color - black or purple. Ditto on the "love" message. The purple on purple disappears into the background. Maybe try it on Pale Plum? Or another pale purple?
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