Over the past 2 1/2 years I've learned so much from reading posts online and checking out posted photos!
I know now that cards need dimension added to them, inking the edges helps to soften the effect of embellishments as well as sort of giving the eye a "bridge" at the outside edge of a card front. That way the card doesn't just seem to be floating in the air.
My interest in using stickers has also virtually disappeared. Once in a while I buy a pack if they really look like something I'll use. Stars and American flags are some of my must-haves.
Using a color wheel has really helped me to put colors together that I'd never have considered on my own. Bright green is still giving me a problem though! A quilter friend uses a lot of chartreusse in her quilts and it amazes me how well it will blend in with other fabric colors. Maybe someday I'll get there! And, I can mix patterned papers now. In the past, I'd never have been able to put flowers and stripes or checks together. (I can still hear my mother telling me when I was in gradeschool "Linda Faye, you cannot wear that blouse with those plaid shorts!" LOL!
So, here are a few of my very first cards from February, 2008. Maybe they'll give you a chuckle to start your day!
Can you say "Stickles"? This was one of my very first attempts at using it. A trifle heavy handed, I think!
I had just bought my Baby Bug and was so thrilled that I could cut out shapes! Notice, plain edges on card and images are just stuck onto the card front using a glue stick! I'll bet I used a hundred glue sticks before Okieladybug introduced me to an ATG gun.
An example of glitter gone wrong! LOL! I did use the Cricut to cut the card out and thought the word needed to be emphasized so it would stand out more. Boy, did it ever! By the time I got the glitter to stick to the letters I had more glitter on me than an 80's Disco queen! LOL!