Before and After challenge. For the May Papertrey Ink Blog Hop I made this card:
I liked it. Was satisfied with it, except...I didn't like the chopped off look to the doily. I wished I could have a do-over, so that is what I did. Here is the "After" card.
I used the whole doily this time, just let it extend a bit over the edge of the card. I cut the gingham layer a little bit narrower, so more of the brown card base shows and rounded the cardbase corner. It seems more balanced this way. I changed the flower image and added some glitter to it. I tied some bakers twine around the images and added the cute little gardening tools for a little bit more interest.
I am much more pleased with this card, what do you think?
I liked the first card when you posted it. However, I must agree that your new take is an improvement. Somehow, the card just looks better. This was a very interesting post. I have often had that experience, where the 2nd card I make is slightly different (and better) than the first version.
I've done that so many times...
made a card for someone...
posted a card...
and then I think about it and wish I had done just a couple of things differently.
I loved the first...
thought it was fabby...
but I do like the 2nd card better.
Love how you rounded the corners...
And seeing more of the base by cutting the gingham more narrow.
Adding the twine and tools...
Yes, I have done this many times, I have to say the end results have not been quite as good as yours though. Both are so beautiful!
Did I tell you how much I love this idea?!? I cannot wait to play along. I'm looking for a card to "upgrade" now. This card is TOTALLY cute, Cathy!
What a great thing to do, Cathy! I love your first card. But i think it's so interesting how a few small changes make such a big difference! I think the twine really draws the eyes into the floral image, which is beautifully colored!
I know I'll be looking through my stash tomorrow to see what cards of mine can be tweaked!
This is such a fun challenge, I can't wait to play along! And your cards are simply gorgeous!
I love both cards! A big help I am. LOLOL It's amazing how colors do change the feel of the card. Both of these feel good!
What a fun challenge!! I think that they are both beautiful! I love the glittery flowers and the twine as an accent too!!
oh my do I ever do this...lol....I like it all good and fine until it is up and then I think "I should haves"....lol...your card is gorgeous either way, we are our own worst critics..lol..hope your week is fabby!
LOVE the "after" version, much better! I can't believe I have all these stamps and haven't even touched them yet :(
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