29 September 2008

Not really my style...(This is long.)

or maybe it is? I love bright colors. I love adding embellishments and this and that to my cards. But I just don't like the square card. There. I said it. I hate squares. I discriminate against square cards. hehe

Anyway, on the Starving Artistsamps blog, they are calling this style the "Swedish Collage" style which if I'm reading right, they mean lots of stuff glued down to a square card. Right? So they issued a challenge...to make a card using this style and this is it. Though I LOOOVE the colors (maybe don't love green galore that much..LOL) and I love all the patterns of paper.

So, thinking along those lines of hating the square and loving all the "stuff"...I made another similary styled card in an A2 size.

I don't know that I like it better though because with the square, I can fit more stuff on the card.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today.

What I used:

Square Card:
Mushroom Lane image from Cornish Heritage Farms, K&Co paper from the Amy Butler line, colored with copics, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folders, faux dew drops, prima flowers, SU brad, SU CS, button, and my corner rounder punch.

A2 sized card:
Lilac City Designs stamp, Neenah white CS, SU CS, K&Co. PP, ribbons, primas, eyelets, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, white gel pen, paper piercer, Stickles, a paper from a Martha Stewart paper crafting kit (I think it was supposed to have been place cards?).

Thanks for stopping by today!



13 comments:

Dave2 said...

Your cards usually have a refinement to them that puts them above the other handcrafteds I've seen. That being said, I am not a fan of the "glue tons of crap to a piece of paper and make a cluttered mess" style card that's going on here. Some times too much is too much. :-)

toriblaine said...

I like your other "not so juvenile" cards much better...

this is tooooooo much!

Jennifer Love said...

I love my friends. :D They know when to tell me NOT to do something.

Mwah!

Thanks for confirming that this isn't my style. ;)

Allison said...

I just dunno...it seems that they do it and it makes sense. Meh! I do like that Strawberry Shortcake though!

Theresa said...

I love square cards and I love "stuff." Both of your cards are beautiful. My cards are usually bit on the plain side, so I really enjoy seeing cards that are dressed up.

Mary Dawn said...

this isnt' my style either, but i kinda like the colors...square cards make me a little nutso too

Cindy Haffner said...

I love your style, I love these cards.

Kelly Schelske said...

Well the Strawberry Shortcake is very cute..while I don't think they are absolutely terrible cards, they may not be your style:-) I do love your style, but I like these cards:-) Oh so confusing 'eh!! Kelly

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Your probably feeling like there is too much space on the square card so you felt you needed lots of embellishments. Try again and use less embellishments. Sometimes it's good to leave open space. Your cards are always great!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I hear ya..........I completely chickened out of any collage challenge and I can never get it to look right! I think the pinks and greens are gorgeous! And you can never go wrong with dp!! LOL The comments above are crackin' me up!!! You're so fun Jennifer!!!

Bonnie said...

I'm with you on the square card thing.....there is just too much space!! From time to time I go back and try again - but no. Love these bright colours!!Very cute!

J-Yo! said...

Love the colors you've chose to work with. I'm afraid of these type of cards. You did a wonderful job on both of them. That stamp does look like SS, huh? With all that stuff on there, would you still mail it away in a reg envie, or do you gotta use a box now? tee hee...

hugs,
Jen

Donna said...

I think they BOTH turned out great, loved the challenge, glad you played!