Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #430 - On Trend: Create A Slimline Card

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

Two weeks passed quickly!  We have a new challenge for you at

Shopping Our Stash - Create A Slimline Card!

I was never a fan of tall cards!  Their reintroduction as slimline cards has not really changed my opinion.  In my mind, there is too much real estate and they are difficult to photograph.  When I start the creation of one of these cards, all I see is a vast wasteland and all I feel is the need to remind myself that I don't have to "over embellish."  

I spent almost two hours trying to decide the best way to deal with the empty space at the top of this card.  I was happy with the placement of my image and my sentiment but very unhappy with the "vacant" space above them.  The first thing I did was to add the black linen cord in the center.  I knew this would give the eye some relief.  I must have spent twenty minutes just playing around with the placement of the banner.  This card took 2 and 1/2 days to complete and most of that time was spent in decision making around the components.  I really do envy those makers who can whip out four and five cards in a day!
I kept the inside simple!

Maybe I will do one more of these but with the landscape orientation!  At least the photography will be easier!
Thanks for Stopping by!
Chana Malkah