|This is a decoy photo - a page I did for A CJ..remember those? It bears NO relation to this post at all. Bazinga.|
When I make cards - for workshops or for my own use, I expend all of my available card size mojo on the card front. Lets not call it designing, lets just say cutting, colouring and sticking. Consequently, if you've been to one of my workshops or ever received a hand made card from me, that's what you get. A decorated card front. I haven't ever done anything with the inside...the odd text stamp, but no decoration, no inserted leaf, no continuation of paper and design.
Shopkeeper Gal sells a lot of paper inserts for cards. I see on WOYWW that a lot of you print your own greetings and insert them into your cards. Occasionally I see really beautifully continued designs on the inside of the cards. I feel that I may be guilty of neglect. I may start trying to do something on the insides. But my counter-ego tells me that it's just another thing to do, another way to over decorate and remove the sense of the greeting. I suspect that sometimes this is the case - like scrapbook pages that are so technique and product loaded that you have to 'look' for the photo. Is decorating the inside of a card a distraction, detraction or perfectly lovely?
Watch this space. I'm gonna Make An Effort. And for once, answer my own question!