It's taken me a long time to come to realization that you can actually learn how to make your cards better. I know, obvious, right? But not to me - I thought that some people were just naturally more talented at it and I was doomed to forever feel like a second class card maker.
And while I'm still fairly sure some of my favorite card makers just have more of an eye for color and design than I do, taking online classes has helped me A LOT.
So when I saw the Paper Crafts "Card Design " edition, I was delighted. "173 tips to design like a pro?" Sold.
This card was made using the guidelines for Balance/Repetition as well as the guidelines for color - a gallon of orange, a quart of black and a pint of currant. The repetition design element was featured on the Moxie Fab blog too - as soon as I saw the challenge, I knew I had the perfect stamp for it. It's the skull from the A Muse Nevermore set, one of my current obsessions...