Yep, it's true, I need a rest from my weekend :) I spent the past couple of days with some fellow Angels at the annual Kansas Round Up gathering, and had a blast. I always love going to Angel gatherings and seminars... so much fun and laughing, and staying up late (or early?). Also true: I was in the loud room this time ... sorry neighbors ;)
Even more true: after seeing a few of my darker cards, some think I'm an even bigger freak than before. I've tried to tell y'all that `:)
I had fun giving a little schpeel about Copics and demonstrating a couple of ways to use them. Big step for someone not-so-compfy in public speaking :) AND my buddy Beverly won the set of 36 Ciao's that they were giving away! Woo hoo!
Round up was a great event put on by Heather Scott, Lori Betterley, & Avis Anderson... great job ladies! Thanks for making it so fun :)
Today I wanted to share another method-to-the-madness process that I sometimes go through. It's always so hard to figure out what to make for a good swap card. You need something easily mass-producible and economical while still being good to showcase at FunShops and classes. I will admit that the cards I create for large swaps do not have as many details and ribbon and foof as my usual ones do, but in order to get the quantity done (in this case, 60), you sometimes have to forgo the little nuances.
So, here is the first version... quite sucky, but I'm sharing it anyway:
No pop. No... anything.
I liked the black base and the general proportions, so next I tried this:
Better. Less sucky. More color, same sassy sentiment & layout.
It just still needed... something. So this is the end result:
It's amazing what another strip of cardstock & a tiny loop of ribbon added. I also added a bit more color in the lower left corner, but kept the white space in the upper right.
Other: Mimi Ribbon, Scor-bug
What do you think?