July 30, 2010
If I Made This Card Again I Would...
The original, here on the left, was inspired by the colors in the Autumn Traditions DSP from the 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalog (I love those colors!). After I made it I stepped back and kept thinking that there was something not quite right with the card. It's an ok card but I found myself thinking that if I made the card again I would change a few things. On the inside of the card it was easy to see the the paper piercing was not up to code; it was crooked (something a perfectionist like me just cannot handle!). That was one thing that needed to be changed. I had also toyed with the idea of popping the scalloped squares up on dimensionals but changed my mind at the last minute. Those had to be raised so that would be the second thing I'd change. And let's talk about the ribbon - it's just all wrong. I love Elegant Eggplant but I don't have the 5/8" grosgrain that I thought would look great with this card so I paired it with chocolate chip. Hmmmm, that would be change #3. And the panel in the middle needed something else. More piercing? Done, change #4.
And here is the remake of the original (who says you can't remake a card, they do it to movies and songs all the time, right?). Much better the second time around!
Stamps: Cute by the Inch (hostess)
Paper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Ruby Red (retired), Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Ruby Red (retired), Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories: Paper piercing tools, white ribbon, dimensionals.