Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Everything handmade is "fixable"...

Have you ever made a card, and decided it didn't look right?  Well, I had one of those moments a few days ago.  I wanted to use my new Christmas stamp set from Unity, Bright & Merry Winter Wishes (I like to make good use of every stamp set I purchase).  Had a workable card idea in mind, so I started stamping... but, half way through I was not happy with the work-in-progress.  I didn't like the placement of the stamped images and also the ribbon didn't look right.  Decided then to leave it aside and perhaps I could come back and fix it later.

Well, here's the "fixed" card:

It now looks totally different from my initial idea, but I think it's pretty ok.  The focal image section was what I had problems with earlier.  I trimmed down the size of the cream cardstock, added a patterned paper which complemented the colours of the stamped images below the bauble. Then I added a tab at the left side of the cardstock, as well as a bow for the bauble & also distressed the edges.  On a kraft cardbase, I stamped the text all over, followed by some branches in green ink.  Finally added a cream satin ribbon at the bottom.  Adhered the focal image onto the kraft cardbase.  I then decided the cream ribbon was not very interesting, so I added another tied bow using a gingham red ribbon.  Added a pearl on the knot of the ribbon plus the greeting on the bottom of the cream cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps : Unity Merry & Bright Winter Wishes, Give It All Meaning, Artist In You
Inks : Versamagic Sea Breeze & Aspen Mist & Tea Leaves, Versafine Onyx Black & Distress Ink Tea Dye (Text & edges)  
Paper : PTI Kraft & Vintage Cream
Others : Ribbon, WRMK Corner Chomper, Zva Creative pearls, fine glitter


1 comment:

Gwen said...

I think this turned out GREAT!! Just stopped by to see if you posted a winner for your GIU week!
Have a great day!