Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with the presence of a sentiment gracing the outside of the card.
Especially if you are making cards to sell.
What if you'd put "Happy Birthday" on the card front? Your customer loves the card, but was hoping to find one that instead said "Thinking of You". So she walks away.
If you leave the outside blank and let the gorgeous-ness of the card design sell itself, the buyer can add personal sentiments and notes inside the card before sending it out. That way, it says EXACTLY what she wants it to say.
Well, I am looking for opinions on this subject in this post.
I made a card two ways: one with an outside sentiment, one without.
Presenting the card WITH the sentiment:
The same card sans sentiment:
Lots of nice dimension on this card due to the fussy cutting I did and adhering the fussy cut pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Think about it: When creating a card, do you add a sentiment to the outside? Or, when you're looking to purchase a handmade card, do you look for one that is for a specific occasion, thus featuring the sentiment on the outside of the card? Or, doesn't it matter -- if the card is right artistically for the occasion you have in mind, and doesn't have a sentiment on the front, do you prefer that?
same card, with sentiment:
Same card, without sentiment:
I seriously would love to hear some opinions and/or discussion about the presence of a sentiment on the front of a card.
It seems like sort of a trite subject, but as I noted earlier, I truly have a love/hate relationship with this quandary. Let's hear your thoughts!