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Old 08-15-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Scallops as part of a design

Now that I'm up to my wazoo with nestabilities and marvy punches, I'm trying to figure out what type of design works with scallops.

Sympathy cards, or are scallops too "fun"?

Masculine cards or are scallops too girly girl?

Wedding, or are scallops less formal?

See where I'm going?
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Hi! Joan. I use mine for " toppers " and add stitching round the outside, 3D etc in the middle, just gets rid of that square look to card fronts. Any occasion looks good. Hugs Babs.
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Good question! This is why I've hesitated to buy a bunch of scalloped punches/dies. I do have the SU circle scallop punch, and three different sizes of scallop scissors, but I'm having a hard time using them. I see such fabulous stuff made with them, but I'm always afraid of coming off too "cutesy", KWIM? Obviously I'm no help answering your question, but I'm interested in what others have to say. Maybe it can help me figure out exactly how (or how not) to incorporate them into my projects!
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I think they are fine in most situations. I think it is more the stamp image and colors that set the mood for the card rather than scallops or no scallops. The only exception maybe is masculine cards.
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I'd say yes for wedding and sympathy, depending on the image, of course.

And I think scallops could work for masuline cards as well, given the right image. Here are a few examples: (Wanted set).

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I think they are fine in most situations. I think it is more the stamp image and colors that set the mood for the card rather than scallops or no scallops. The only exception maybe is masculine cards.
Joan, excellent question.

I agree with Krista that the image and colors set the tone for a card - but what the hay! Let's give scallops to the guys, too!

Most guys I know, including my former boss, my dh and my grown sons, don't know a scallop from a dollop (of sour cream, lol.) Mostly, they seem to be vaguely pleased you gave them a card, and kind of worried about what they should say about it.
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Joan, excellent question.
Mostly, they seem to be vaguely pleased you gave them a card, and kind of worried about what they should say about it.
That is soooo true. What a great description!

I'm all for scallops -- can be on anything and work great!
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Joan, good questions. I don't consider them cutesy on formal cards, I think they add a touch of elegance. I do try to stay away from scallops and tied ribbon on masculine cards. LM
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I use them on all kinds of cards but also think that square or rectangular shapes usually, but not always, look less "cute".
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Joan -- I think scallops can be dressed up, down, formal, informal, and be masculine when you want them to be, too. I think they're like ribbon, you know? (Which I don't think has a gender, either!)
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I made this sympathy card and I used brighter colors and scallopes yet it still feels appropriate to me. What do you think? I haven't sent it to anyone yet. I hope it's not too happy or I may have to modify it. LOL!

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I made this sympathy card and I used brighter colors and scallopes yet it still feels appropriate to me. What do you think? I haven't sent it to anyone yet. I hope it's not too happy or I may have to modify it. LOL!

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I think your card is very appropriate. It is beautiful, like all of your work!
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My opinion is that it's definitely the color of the paper and the image that determine the feel of the card. Color is the big influence.
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Now that I'm up to my wazoo with nestabilities and marvy punches, I'm trying to figure out what type of design works with scallops.

Sympathy cards, or are scallops too "fun"?

Masculine cards or are scallops too girly girl?

Wedding, or are scallops less formal?

See where I'm going?
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They can go with any of these situations - it all depends upon the paper pattern and the stamped image.

To be honest I use mostly square or rectangle scallops with men, and oval or rectangle with sympathy cards. No need for it, just find I do.

circle scallops I use for silly, fun cards mostly.
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Stampin Diane -- Great masculine card using the scallop punch and the Wanted set (which has yet to see ink after one year). Yes, scallops can work for masculine cards!
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Gina,
That is a gorgeous sympathy card and doesn't look too bright at all - the scallop looks very nice on it as well!
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Gina...I think this card is beautiful...and not "cutesy" at all!!...Val
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My opinion is that it's definitely the color of the paper and the image that determine the feel of the card. Color is the big influence.
I agree, and I love this card.
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Stampin Diane -- Great masculine card using the scallop punch and the Wanted set (which has yet to see ink after one year). Yes, scallops can work for masculine cards!
It is a great card, but I just want to make it clear that all of the cards I used as samples were created by other stampers, not me. I've never been brave enough to use scallops on a masculine card -- LOL! However, prompted by this thread I cruised the gallery and will be much more adventurous in the future!

So in a slight hijack, I just want to thank everyone who uploads their creations to the gallery so that we can all be inspired to think outside the box (or a straight edge) and be a little more brave with our own creations!
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Joan, excellent question.

I agree with Krista that the image and colors set the tone for a card - but what the hay! Let's give scallops to the guys, too!

Most guys I know, including my former boss, my dh and my grown sons, don't know a scallop from a dollop (of sour cream, lol.) Mostly, they seem to be vaguely pleased you gave them a card, and kind of worried about what they should say about it.
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Now that I'm up to my wazoo with nestabilities and marvy punches, I'm trying to figure out what type of design works with scallops.

Sympathy cards, or are scallops too "fun"?

Masculine cards or are scallops too girly girl?


Wedding, or are scallops less formal?

See where I'm going?
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For the men in my life, they would be considered too feminine, so I avoid them entirely on all my masculine designs.
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I'd say yes for wedding and sympathy, depending on the image, of course.

And I think scallops could work for masuline cards as well, given the right image. Here are a few examples: (Wanted set).

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What don't they work on! Hey Diane is you avatar Nathan Fillon of Firefly fame?
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I use them mainly on fun birthday cards, anniversary cards are ok too. I wouldn't use them on masculine cards - just my discomfort zone.
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Interesting responses. I think of scallops as a girl thing and wondered about what others thought. thanks!
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That is a gorgeous sympathy card and doesn't look too bright at all - the scallop looks very nice on it as well!
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Gina...I think this card is beautiful...and not "cutesy" at all!!...Val

Thanks Val. This is a good topic because when it comes to sympathy cards, you kind of don't want to make a card that looks too happy, KWIM? It's good to get lots of opinions.
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I made this sympathy card and I used brighter colors and scallopes yet it still feels appropriate to me. What do you think? I haven't sent it to anyone yet. I hope it's not too happy or I may have to modify it. LOL!

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Gina.....LOVE your cards.....all the time. You have inspired me many times....and I know that won't change......

But, since you asked and I HOPE you don't mind me saying....to me the sentiment gets lost in this card. I have heard over and over from many people, when they are/or have a life crisis they are facing.....just how much the *words* mean to them.....more so then the card itself. Just my opinion!!
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I have used them on a variety of cards. I believe it depends on the colors you choose and the stamp set for the card - that all combined will set the tone for the card.
I like to play a little before deciding what works for a card. When I have what I like I begin to adhere it all together.
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Gina, that has got to be the most perfect sympathy set I've ever seen! SU! has never had a set that's so appropriate. It could be used for any difficult time in a person's life.
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