When I first ventured into the world of card making blogs, the ones I followed were mostly geared to those who used the Cricut. I learned a lot about my machine and made a number of "cute" and layered cards. One by one, some of those bloggers began to veer off into other areas that didn't appeal to me. Through one of those blogs I must have become aware of some of the sketch challenges and as I explored their galleries, other card makers and challenges came to my attention. I followed one and then another and the ball kept rolling - more challenges, more friends to follow.
I learned a lot about different styles in card making but have yet to decide what my style is. There are some friends that the minute you see the card, you know who made it. Mine are all over the place. I do know that I
1) don't make cards that need a sentiment or theme I would never send to anyone,
2) don't make cards with big bows, three dimensional flowers, etc because everything has to be mailed
3) rarely make one layer cards because I don't have the stamps
In other words, I'm a practical gal who loves mixing prints (my quilting background is responsible for this I'm sure) and distress inking (I'm a rustic lover). In a world where a lot of challenges call for Clean and Simple, my loves don't often fit. That doesn't mean I don't like and make CAS cards. They are wonderful and some friends have a real talent for them. I'm just glad that there are challenges and inspiration out there for whatever your style.
I'm also extremely grateful for this community of people who take the time to comment on each others blogs, share personal stories, and offer support and encouragement. While I may never meet you in person, I want you to know how much you all mean to me. I look forward every day to reading your posts and seeing what marvelous cards your talents have created.
I've rambled enough. Here's the challenge at Curtain Call and my card.
Remember I said I liked Distress Inking? Here it is with a PTI die, Clearly Besotted sentiment and HA background stamp.
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