From the vault

Debra Burgin Archives 1And by “vault,” I mean Place Where You Discover Things You Have Saved Because You Never Know When You Might Need Them.  Perhaps you can relate.

There’s been a lot of cleaning, purging, and donating this past week.  Not enough, but a lot for one week.  And so I discovered this card, actually part of a set of three that I made at a camp my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator held some years ago.  The set was presented in a trimmed and embellished 6″ x 6″ Page Protector.  I love this presentation idea, so much that I held on to these cards instead of doing the right thing, which is to give them away.  That’s the idea of this.  It’s a gift.

So what do you think about this card?  Remember, it’s probably 6 or 7 years old.  It’s not my design, so nothing you say will offend me.  Even if I had designed it, I’m asking for an honest critique, and so you won’t offend me.  What makes this a good card, or what could be done to make it better?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
This entry was posted in Projects and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to From the vault

  1. sue says:

    I think that it’s not restful to your eye because there is too much going on in the background. The pear is not the focal point that it could be.

  2. margot says:

    I like this card – with the exception of the torn and inked bottom edge. In contrast to Sue my first thought was that the overall effect was calming (the colors maybe?). I’m just going with my gut feelings here.

  3. Amy says:

    Isn’t it so funny to see an old card that was once loved so much. I totally remember this card and thought it was cute.

    Now looking at it years later with a critical eye I would say the back ground is ok, it maybe could use another peice of cardstock so that it isn’t the only back ground. If it had that you could add a little ribbon and maybe some brads or buttons. I am not liking the pear in the middle. I think instead of the mustard it needs to be chocolate and a little thinner. The pear itself needs to be stamped and perhaps colored in or maybe even popped up and paper peiced.

    I would love to see you redo this card after taking what everyone says into consideration.

    Oh and BTW I used your ribbon tip this weekend and wow did that make my life easier. 🙂

  4. Dragonquilt says:

    Well, I really like the torn & inked bottom. I’ll probably end up using that idea. I didn’t think of it, but I agree with the comment that the center pear should be colored in rather than floating on the stamped color block. I do like the color blocks and nuts & leaves in the background, but I think the pear & the leaves should either not be the same color or the pear needs to be more distinct.

Comments are closed.