C&C needed on this card

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C&C needed on this card

Found this great picture from a card that I cut out that is perfect for my mother and the out of bounds challenge.

Built up the picture to really make it pop. Added paper elements.

Tried it this way first but it didn't seem right.

Remembered Charys rule of thirds and figured it was that the butterfly had nowhere to fly on the page.

So I rearranged.

Better... but it's just still off to me. What am I missing? More paper covering up the white? Less blocks? An embellishment (and what?)

I kept the background colors muted so the picture would pop. What am I missing?

(The only thing glued down in the 5 layers under the picture and the picture. So that's permanent. Everything else is moveable and up for debate. )

Help! I care more about making this perfect for my mom than making it eligible for the out of bounds challenge.

PS, The orange and the layer just smaller then that are metallic. It's less in your face in person.

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I actually like the butterfly on the opposite side so he could fly off the page. I know I'm weird, but I love that card. It is so beautiful and elegant and professional looking.

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I agree with Erin. While they are both nice, I love your first version!:D

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me too rule of thirds is not true for all things

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If I go with the first version, does it need anything else?

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It doesn't need a thing. I think it's perfect. Where did you get the butterfly picture?

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I like the layout of the first one better, but you can read the words on the second one better, iykwim? I don't know if that's just the photo, or if that's irl too. I would also try it with the photo centered more (with the burgundy paper) - just to see what it looks like, I like moving stuff around to see how it changes the whole thing.

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My husband commented that I should try putting a lighter color under the words. I'll play around some more and take some more pics.

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PP is right about reading the words easier on the 2nd one, but I too like the LO of the 1st one better. BEAUTIFUL!

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That may be the lighting as it's the same sticker and same paper under it in both.

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I think its the lighting that makes the words harder/easier to read. I love your 1st version best.

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I like the first version best as well. Smile

My only idea for something different would be to stagger/layer your papers up to the corner of the page instead of blocking them? Does that make sense?

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Another vote for the 1st one

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awesome card! I also like the first better. Smile

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1st one here too! Something about it "flying off the page" works. Yep, sometimes the Rule of Thirds need not apply. Wink I really love that you were able/creative enough to make a CARD for the motion challenge. I'd have never, ever thought of that and it looks fabulous.

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I think it was Zene that asked- I got the picture off of a card that was sent to me or a neighbor a long time ago. I like to take the cards and cut out elements I might use and then put them away for a few months. Then I lose all sense of what the original was and am left with all bits and pieces to dream with. I try not to take anything bigger then what is on this card. It's a 5 x 7 card.

I posted the final version in the challenge thread. Wanna know what's really cool? The prefold is the only NEW thing I used on the card. Every single piece of paper was from my brown/yellow/orange/white scrap file... even the red piece (it was on the back of a brown paper)!

This card is special to me, because it's for my mom. My mom had finger surgery, got a massive staph infection and is still battling it right now- 4 weeks after she should have been back to work after the surgery (and she was supposed to be out of work for only 10 days). This is on her left hand and she's lefthanded. She's not going to lose the hand anymore, but the infection has eaten some of the tendon and knuckle. She already has osteo- arthritis in her knees, back and neck and now this. She's had 2 neck fusions and about 25 other surgeries in her life to fix her leg and face after an accident when she was 14. She's struggling right now to see God's Plan in this. She's travelling out with my father on Wednesday to see Caleb for his birthday. I want to shower her room with cards for when she gets here.

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PS Thank you so much for all of the encouragement while making it. Smile

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I also like the first one Smile and what a great idea to make her cards.