Yeah, it's finally the time when I can reveal the cards that were published in CARDS this past month.
The first one here was in the Masculine section...
...and this one was for the Springtime section:
It's strange to see cards after keeping them in hiding for so long. Publications usually want your projects about six months in advance. A line of cards I'm working on now isn't even scheduled for publication until December! It's difficult to keep up with the trends, products, colors, and seasons that far in advance. Finding items of season when we're far from it can be tricky too. Summer CHA hasn't happened yet, so I'm going to need to either get creative with the spring/summer lines or use some of last year's products. More than likely I'll end up with a combination though. Using product that's not current can be a quick way to get overlooked if you're attempting to squeeze into your favorite magazine's pages. I'm constantly looking at fashion and home decor magazines and TV shows for inspiration. I'm not fashionable by any means, but it really does translate into the crafting world. Just take a stroll through the mall even and note color combinations, hardware styles, and recurring detail themes of pieces that catch your eye. This is beginning to make me feel like taking a stroll to the mall... maybe if Ethan keeps chipper I'll grab the camera in the next week and show you what I mean all the way from fashion to creation.