Hi there, bloggy friends! How are you all? I’m super excited to have the next two weeks off! I have nothing planned except getting some publication submissions finished and submitted. Oh, and I’m starting a little kids photography experiment, so we’ll see how that works out.
So, I’m curious…how many times do you make a card you’re not too happy with and rip it apart to make a new one?? Me? Kind of a lot. I tend to use challenges as my jumping post, and I’ll get it in just to make the deadline. I’m going to show you two today that I had to “do over”.
You can find the original post here. I was never fully in love with the flower, but it was fun to challenge myself and do something new. Unfortunately, due to my inability to thread a needle, I chose to use Scor-tape to make the flower…it didn’t hold.
Instead of trying to make the zipper flower over, I chucked it and saved the base. After a whole year, I needed a birthday card for my lovely sister-in-law.
I used the Bloom Builders 3 die from Papertrey Ink in Autumn Rose. I think this version is better because the turquoise was a little too bright for the vintage-ish color scheme.
What do you think? Better? I’m still on the fence about it. I think maybe I should’ve used a different blue, like ocean tides. Oh well! She loved it
Ok, so here’s the second card. I initially made this for the PTI blog hop last July. I loved the background and stamping those gorgeous roses, but I always hated the layout. It needed something to set the roses apart from the background. Then Gayatri came up with the perfect card – it’s like she plucked it right out of my brain! I guess great minds think alike! LOL
I didn’t want to re-stamp that background, so I carefully pried off the band holding all the roses. It did rip in a couple of places, so I had to keep the focal point in the bottom third of the card.
I used the scripty font from Delightful Dahlias because it tied in so well with the script background text. This was sent to my MIL for her birthday this year…and I think it was even on time!!
So, do you “do over” your cards, or do you hand them off to people you think will appreciate them/not care that much? I’m curious… Thanks so much for stopping by!