You may have noted that over the past 2 weeks or so that I have started posting way more cards than I used to.
Well I decided to start making cards that I like. Let me clarify, much as I love Splitcoast, I was caught up in the comments/views race and I was completely paralysed by fear. I was so busy trying to make the perfect card that I ended up making nothing at all.
So I sat down and thought about why I craft. Why do I make cards? Do I make them for me? Or do I make them to try and impress the rest of the world? I lost why I make cards, I hardly ever send a card anymore and that was why I started, I wanted to make something filled with love that would cheer someone else's day.
Then just as I was deciding this, I read a post on Joan's blog here that completely encapsulated how I was feeling. It really brought home that I should be making cards that I LOVE, if I get 50 comments, great, but if I get 1 comment, that's fantastic too, one other person in the world took the time to comment on one of my cards and that's a gift!
So that is how I have now started to develop a style that I am really enjoying at the moment. I have simplified my cards, no more how much of the latest trend can I chuck on one card at the same time, no more agonising about will this impress people. I'm just having FUN and playing with sets that I have bought and haven't used.
This card I love! It is In Full Bloom embossed in gold on Fabriano card and colored using REally Rust and Old Olive reinkers. Then I just tied gold organza ribbon around the card and voila a simple, but I think, really elegant card.