OWHtv Episode 88: Sparkle Creations & a new kind of stump SandyPosted by Operation Write Home on Feb 7, 2013 in OWHtv, Stars and Stamps | 13 comments
This first card is missing a bit of love and affection. Our heroes tell us specifically that they like the nice cards that have layers and embellishments. Yes, they do notice! Clean and simple cards are still welcome, of course, but those are so hard to do well – and with lots of newbies joining us all the time, we always recommend a little layering and detail, because that’s easier for new folks to handle well.
First we have paper piecing. Check out the tutorial here!
This technique is called highlighting, also known as Keyhole Cropping, and we have a tutorial here.
And then of course if your design is strong and striking, a simple black and white image without coloring at all can work well:
But for me – I find it safest to color and embellish! I had a thumbprint show up on the corner of the image so I diecut the oval, and my ribbon covered a tear that I accidentally made in the paper. Embellishments and layers can cover up a myriad of oopses!
See you on next week’s show!