Today’s project is a card inspired by the PPA Color Challenge. They pick the colors – I make the card. While thousands of Fall-inspired ideas ran through my head, I decided to keep this card uber-simple and uber-clean. Here’s my card:
As you have probably already guessed (because you are smart, and you are actively participating in this conversation), the colors for the challenge were these beauties:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
Because today’s card is so simple and so basic, I have decided to share some of the most basic card-making pointers I offer new card-makers in my workshops and classes. Because you are a card-making rock star, you may have missed these tips as you progressed upward at such a fast pace. I would hate to think you might have missed some of these, so you can quietly file them away without acknowledging you didn’t know:
- Valley on the outside, hill on the inside. It’s counterintuitive, I know, but when folding a piece of scored card stock, the valley (the inwardly scored line) stays on the outside. That’s just the way it is, friends. I can’t change that. But memorize my little mnemonic, and you’ll never forget: VOTOHOTI. Now, how will you remember the mnemonic?
- Glue, then fold. When new card-makers are presented with a trimmed and scored piece of card stock, they almost always have a sudden urge to immediately fold the card stock. I highly suggest that you wait until the front of the card is finished to fold the base of the card. Why? It’s much easier to adhere the face of the card when the base is completely flat.
- When in doubt, throw it out. If your design is not working for you, take one of the elements out. Did that make it better? I snipped many leaves in preparation for this card, but something wasn’t working. I was in doubt, so I took them out. Now, I’m happy with this simple design.
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