Registered: February 18, 2005 Location: In the South! ;o) Posts: 20638
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 1:52 PM
OK...Brutally honest eh? Here goes nothing...I would add a layer or a mat. Also the shape of the HB wouldn't look so out of place if it was a similar shape or even a rectangular shape. KWIM? I hope that helps. It is a really cute card but I do see where you would think it could use something...Maybe even dash of another color...just a brad or eyelet...or my fav HPH! HTH...You definitely got style girl! And kudos for being brave!
Registered: July 18, 2005 Location: officially single again and BACK in PA!!! Posts: 7839
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 2:15 PM
Brutal honesty - I agree with the Happy Birthday looking out of place. I also think a little less embossing and a little more color would be good. :) I do like the cats peeking out of the windows though.
Registered: June 21, 2004 Location: NE WI Posts: 19208
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 2:33 PM
This is so hard to be brutally honest....here goes nothing! If it was me I would add some layers and another color like so saffron or something, and I agree a little ribbon would be cute. The cats are really cute!
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Registered: January 26, 2004 Location: Virginia Posts: 34661
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 2:52 PM
brutal honesty thread: I agree, I'd have put the greeting on a tag up there and had it hang off some fun ribbon!
Registered: November 26, 2005 Location: New Jersey Posts: 2360
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 7:42 PM
Honesty thread: I think the cats and background are terrific! The greeting doesn't work rough-trimmed as it is, with the flat bottom. I'm not sure squaring it off would work as part of the layout, since the greeting is rectangular in form. Either this stamp inside the card would be great, or find a more compact version of "Happy Birthday" on a circle for shape contrast.
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Registered: December 22, 2004 Location: Atlanta Baby!!! Posts: 2291
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 8:19 PM
BH - I love the embossing, but the tltle part needs to be cut evenly and put on evenly...maybe mat it? How about having the cat on the left facing the other way (body in) to be looking at the top cat?
Registered: July 13, 2004 Location: Grasonville, MD Posts: 7831
Fri, Jan 06, 2006 @ 9:04 AM
Brutally Honest... The whole concept is cute, but I agree with the others... Another paper layer of color and some sort of embellishment to add another dimension would bring this card to the next level! That being said the cats are so adorable and I like the embossing.