The Card Marathon is finished, unpacked and put to bed. I've received a handful of reviews to pick over, and I'm doing just that. Meanwhile, it's all unpacked and put away. Good feeling. Now to decide on if and when for a Christmas version.
Here's one of the most popular cards from my kits. It's easy to tell this sort of statistic when you unpack the kits...because there aren't many left to unpack! The text stamp is Quietfire Designs; you may remember that I couldn't keep my ownership of such a beauty secret, so it may look familiar! The other stamp is Stampin Up! I am particularly fond of this card, it came together terribly easily and proves again to me that I often start with text when I'm making a card, which is probably not the most obvious way to do it. I also have a thing for houses, birds and birdhouses. I have quite a few of each in stamp and die form. Indeed, I hadn't noticed that myself before now. Oh, I seem to be revealing myself!
And this was one of the least popular. It's interesting isn't it...Iove the (Hero Arts) stamps, but have a lot of trouble with the proportion of the 'label' image, and it seems I may not have it right just yet. It doesn't sit well on a standard C6 English size card blank...sort of floats about being not quite big enough to 'anchor' itself, and then on a square card such as this...there's overkill on the white space. Which I overkilled with filling. I think. I'm not remotely offended by its being slightly passed over; that is the point of the Marathon:- choice, and trying to get cards of every style out there for people to try.
This card was the second most completed (Kaiser Craft and Stampers Anonymous stamps) and was the one that managed to fool the most people. Soft pinks, a few beads and gems and not a lot of text - not many people knew it was one of mine. (See, ScrapLady Ally makes 12 and I make 12). Probably just a bit outside my comfort zone in terms of colour to be honest, but I do like it. And I think it will translate well into other colours. I see greens on cream card stock, maybe a leaf in the centre instead of the circle....every one is a springboard for something else huh. I find myself in the middle of making a card and think 'oh! I could do such-and-such with this' and off I go again; definitely one of the pleasures of stamping....no arduous re-drawing to be done simply to alter a colour!
So there's the three that I thought had the most interesting results. If not for any other reason, it's useful to blog about them so that I have something to remind me of my thoughts over various styles!
Have a lovely Easter weekend.