Tuesday, May 7, 2013

RIC #35 and Mainstream Cards vs Artsy Cards





using the walkway as the jumping off point...

The stamps are from Penny Black. I was feeling like my last few RIC cards were a little on the artsy side and I wanted to show some range and come back to mainstream card making. Do you ever do that? Create cards and then all the sudden you think, will NORMAL people like this? If this card was in a store for sale, would people buy them? Sometimes I blur the lines between cards that are art and cards that are market worthy. Kind of reminds me of one of my favorite shows Project Runway. There are some designers that put on a great show, but no one would BUY their fashions. I know if Elena Roussakis had a card for sale, I would buy her stuff in a heartbeat! And all the design team ladies always make great sell-able cards too...



Aga (on maternity leave)


The prize is the a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp so come play!!!!! So which do you prefer? What kind of card wows you?


33 comments:

  1. I kinda prefer the "artsy" cards you did, Wida lol this one is still pretty and a fun play of colors and patterns. But it does not make me "wow"... I was thinking you have gone to a new level of card making ;)

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  2. Beautiful attentions to details, Wida! Love the background and flower!

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  3. I told you I'd visit you! Wida....I think this is a beautiful card and would definitely buy it. I'm torn because your "other" style is fun and trendy but on the other hand, this card speaks to ME. I think that's what matters....not every card you make will appeal to everyone. Just make what makes YOU happy and we'll see the true Wida! xx

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  4. Wow! AWESOME take on that inspiration photo!
    I just love it!! :)

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  5. I'm happy to see either of your styles, but your recent creations definitely have the edge. Love the wood background paper on this one.

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  6. I often go back to my cards and wonder the same things....for me...as long as you're happy with it I think that's all that matters!

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  7. art is so subjective! make what makes you happy, and you will have people that respond to it :) I love that the jumping off point to your card was the walkway - amazing!

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  8. So soft and pretty and sweet! You have such a great range, I do love the artsy too, so don't abandon it!

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  9. Hahaha, you know I love your analytics! You always write what everyone is thinking : ) It's hard. I hear where you're coming from. But whenever I make a card for someone else's tastes I'm always left a little disappointed. I love your edgy, don't change a thing! Fun to see how you were inspired with this photo.

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  10. Very pretty! Love the woodgrain background!!

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  11. Very pretty card today. I for one love your artsyness (if that's a word).

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  12. This is so pretty, Wida! I love it!
    I do think that about my cards sometimes.... It might be on trend, but would people who don't follow card making like it?
    Oh well, I figure as long as I like it and the recipient likes it, then it's all good. ;)

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  13. I don't know what you're thinking but I would definitely buy your cards :D Love how you used the walkway!

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  14. Love how you used the runway as your starting point. You are so creative, Wida.
    Your cards are definitely sell-able!

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  15. Wida, I would buy your recent RIC cards anytime! They are completely sale-able :)
    As for this one, it is pretty and of different style. For me, non-sale-able cards would be those that have over-sized/delicate elements or cards that take too long to make (like some of my cards for example :/ ). When I look at you cards, I see most of them are unique, awesome and not too time-consuming, so keep it up :)

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  16. Funny how we can convince ourselves that what we do (or make) doesn't appeal to people. Fact is ALL of your cards are beautiful and different ones will appeal to different people at different times. Don't get down on yourself and keep up the beautiful work!

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  17. This is just beautiful, Wida! I LOVE Project Runway, too, and totally agree. But wrt your cards, seriously? They would ALL sell in a heartbeat!!

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  18. How in the world do you choose???? They are wonderful...all of them.

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  19. Gorgeous card.. love all the different patterns.. really blend perfectly..

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  20. Ooooh...This is such a pretty card!! :) Lovin' the colors and that big flower! Everything is so lovely together! :)

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  21. Gorgeous card! Definitely sellable. I really do love your artsy cards too....you have an excellent eye for design, and you tend to mix elements that I wouldn't be smart enough to think of!

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  24. REEEEEEEEAAALLLY gorgeous Wida! I'd buy any of your cards! They're all beautiful! :-)

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  25. Congratulations on the Penny Black recognition! Love the bright colors against the wood grain. Beautiful!

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  26. This is a lovely card Wida! On art/subjective vs mainstream - I always prefer things that are unique and different. I think your other style is more of a 'Wida' style and that's what I love about it! For 'mainstream'... ugh, why make things that are ten a penny? <-- that's a generalistic comment, not directed at you, before you start analysing!

    Art is art. Just make what makes you happy. That's my motto. If other people like it too, well, that's just a bonus. :-)

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  27. All that stamping on the pattern paper really got my attention - the flower is a beautiful contrast to the wood background. I hear you about the whole "what will people like" thing. Seems like the ones I'm not crazy about get a better response and then I start over thinking it. Everything you do is wonderful - just let it flow girl! No looking back!

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  28. Mom I love your cards so much! You did something that not many people did, looking in the background. This card is gorgeous and is going to be a Mix It Up on my bog this card in spires me!!!!



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