News about Brave Girls contest

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your projects for the Chipart tool Brave Girls Contest.
Good luck to all those that entered.

And now here is Teri....

Hello all!
Teri here! I’m happy today to be back on the GCD Studios blog today.
We were challenged this month to define our style.
I like to go many ways when I make cards, but the style I gravitate to the most is clean and fun.
This card is the perfect example of my style.

This card doesn’t have too much on it, but it’s got enough patterned paper and embellishments that make it interesting.
And here is one more example of my clean style.

There again isn’t too much on it, but there’s just enough embellishments on it to keep it interesting. The birds fly across the card, and the sentiment keeps you reading the words.
I have a few tricks for you to use when you make clean and fun projects:

  1. Limit yourself with the embellishments you use. I like to keep the number of different embellishments I use on cards to seven or less. Any more, things just seem a bit too crowded.

  2. Keep the project focused on the card’s purpose. With the first card, I wanted to make an encouragement card that focus on the “Learn the Lesson” message. Everything I added (the additional words and even the bird) steered focus on the message.

  3. Be sure to obey design rules. Apply the rule of thirds, balance and symmetry to your projects.



  1. BEAUTIFUL!! Loving the designs and the birds! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Fabulous cards--love the birds, colors and awesome designs.