So, tell me why it is so incredibly difficult to work outside the box? If you look back at the cards I've featured on my blog, for the most part, they are all about precision and symmetry. So, any time I am trying to come up with something that is not all neatly lined up and balanced, I am truly outside my comfort zone. And, I always end up questioning the end result.
Take for example the card in today's blog post:
Be honest now. Is it a jumbled-up mess?
Sure, it's fun.
It's even refreshing.
I do like my background, which consists of the watermelon components stamped
in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate cardstock.
And the little additions of green sequins and Melon Mambo ribbons . . .
The two-toned "thank you" -- to match the watermelon --
fussy cut and popped up with Dimensionals . . .
Maybe looking at it even makes you a little bit hungry . . .
It is sort of cute and "kitschy" to look at . . .
And I REALLY do like that THANK YOU!
But, be honest. As a card, is it a success?
Because I'm just not sure . . .
Can we start a conversation about the difficulties of working outside your comfort zone? And, what constitutes a successful design?