By sheer coincidence I had made this card a few days before the first OWH Saturday Seminar, in which Paula teaches us about creating a strong focal point. I wasn't thrilled with this card; although not completely awful, it struck me as rather ho-hum (although I had fun using my new Martha Stewart border punch, lol). After reading Paula's seminar lesson, I can see the problem is this card lacks a strong focal point. The eye doesn't know whether to travel to the flower, the sentiment, or the half pearls! So I made it my BEFORE card:
For my AFTER card, I used the same card base color and PP, but I changed the border lace to white because I thought the contrast is better. For the focal point, I decided to use the technique Paula discusses of grouping several images together, and I chose to make the focal point off center on the card. The cutout shapes are in a package from K&Co. that I found at Target. I'm much happier with this card.
Where is your eye drawn to on this card:
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