Cardmaking. It's not just the act of sticking paper on paper and scrawling an inscription on the front. I believe cardmaking to be an art, a way of producing works made with skill and imagination.
Whether it be some tacky bit of dollar store junk from the aunty who's never seen and only ever whispered about, or a handmade treasure from someone you love, everyone enjoys opening a card and seeing the message inside or the ten dollar note fall out. That's why I think it is important to make the outside just as special as the inside.
Now this, if I may say so myself, is an awesome card. It has depth, creativity, and a LOT of colour. It would be perfect for the fun, enthusiastic type of girl, but probably not for the guy. However, turn the pinks into orange or red and the purples to green or blue and voila!
The card took me about an hour to finish, and around 20% of that was taken up on this part alone, the spiky circle, as I can but lamely put it. But try imagining this card without the spiky edged circle and instead with a smooth edge. It takes away from the card significantly, as it loses the spice. Some things are definitely worth the time and effort.
About The Author
Hello! My name is Anwyn, but please, call me Annie.
I am a lover of cardmaking, mochas, sunny days, surfing,
Christmas, movies, friends, guitar and Jesus. Come check
out my blog @ A Cardmaker's Diary: Snippets and Scraps.