I have been looking at the gallery of cards and would like to know why the inside of the cards are rarely shown? I need help all around. I love the card and scrapbooking hobbie but I am sorry to say I need all the help I can get.
If any ribbon or embellishment on the front of the card shows through to the inside, I put a mat on the inside 1/4" smaller than the card. Or if the base of the card is a dark color, I will put a mat on the right side so that I can stamp a sentiment and be able to write on it.
Now if I am just making a card for my blog or if I am making some for my card box (to be used later), I might stamp a sentiment on the inside, I might leave it blank to be stamped later when I know who I am sending it to. Coordinating stamps are nice. Even if it just a little flower or flourish in the corner. Not needed but nice.
I also stamp the back of the card with my personalized stamp from Stampin' Up. I love love love, my name stamp! (you can only order through a demo not online).
Some even stamp a little bit on the envelope too.
I think I have a couple of cards on my blog from November that showed the inside of the card too.
Sometimes, I finish the inside of my cards. I usually will print out a verse or sentiment on my computer onto card stock, trim and then adhere to the inside of my card, sometimes I use stamps to carry on the theme from the card front. I will wait until I have decided whom to give the card to so that I can personalize it.
I just saw your question and have been thinking exactly the same thing. It seems like the inside of the cards get lost in the process. I try to make the inside look as beautiful as the outside and basically use the same kinds of papers, ribbons, colors, theme, etc on the inside. I take as much care and time with the inside as the outside. But the inside never looks the same as the outside --- just carries the theme or colors through in a different format. But I've also wondered why the Gallery cards don't show the insides more often.