I'm curious... what draws you to a card? Is it the color? original design? or sometimes the details? For me the "biggies" need to be satisfied, being color and design, but a great card often comes down to it's details. Once you have the color and design part figured out it is so fun to focus on the little things. Here is a close up showing just that...the details.
See where I stamped "grade school" right beside "location" on my patterned paper. How I set eyelets mimicking loose leaf paper. I added the ties and then did my stitching to secure my ties in place.
Do you see that there is variety in my stitches, I zig-zagged in the corners and did a straight line the rest of the way. The primitive house I stamped on bark like patterned paper to mimic the wood of an old school house. Yes, I love the details and I watch for that on cards that I look at. I think it somehow lets me dive into another artist's head.
So I am curious....what do you look for?
Here is my final project. This card was made with single images released today. You can now buy just pieces of the large Primitive Beginnings set. You can find them individually HERE. They can be unmounted or you can purchase them ready to go on a wood mount.
Here are the card details:
Primitive Individual Images (Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Making the Grade (Kim Hughes) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Lettuce Adirondack Dye Ink (Ranger)
Earthy Collection Patterned Paper (Crafty Secrets)
Eyelets (Making Memories)
Enjoy your Tuesday, I'm off to the voting polls today!