Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Attempt #2

Well, I reworked it as promised.

I kept all the same colors and elements, but just changed it up a bit. I also pulled out my new trusty sew mini machine and gave it some stitches. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the emblem thing - that tool is neat! Sure beats using your fingernail to do it! I also decided to see what it looks like with the "Mon Amie" sentiment stamped on the inside, framed by the big oval punch. That's why I had to hold it in the photo - so you could see it (I think I prefer stamping directly on the front of the card). I used a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware to add the ribbon so I don't have the frayed ends as before. And to give it a little balance, I added a couple More Mustard dots (I think it may work without those, though). Anyway, what do you think? Improvement? Or not? You can be honest - it's still not one of my favorites, so you won't hurt my feelings! Creative criticism is what makes us all better.

Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Carte Postale
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Confetti Cream
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft, Versamark, Night of Navy (for sponging)
Accessories: Mustard grosgrain ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Cutter Kit, Large Oval punch, stamping sponges, clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, 1/4" Circle punch, Crystal Effects, sewing machine and thread

Now I will put this card to rest and finish up a *NEW* one that I started... maybe my slump is over?! Stay tuned and I'll post it soon!


Tami said...

Hi Michele!
Isn't it funny how just a few minor changes can give a different look. I think these changes you made work really well on this card ... and I would leave the mustard "dots" ... it just adds the extra little color. Good job!

April Walker said...

I love it. Compared to the other one, I can see what an improvement it is.

Marelle Taylor said...

I like this one better too...but I do think the card would work better landscape, rather than portrait...just my opinion though, feel free to ignore :)