Monday, June 18, 2007

Makeover Monday

I can't believe it's that time again. Okay, here it goes! This card was made for a Technique Swap. As you can see, I used gold paper and gold embossing powder for the main image and red embossing powder for the sentiment. I just thought it was the 'cat's pajamas'. Except for the fact I no longer have the stamp for the main image, this is what I would do today.

As you can see, I turned it into a Christmas card. The original card above had no layering whatsoever. Today, I can see the benefit of layering a patterned paper on the original cardstock, then stamping the image on another layer because it is far more appealing to the eye. Adding the gold thread around the image just keeps your eye moving around the card. The one thing that I know I still need to work on is getting the damn thing straight. This is quite a challenge for me and if anyone has a tried and true method of lining things up, please share it here. I've had many readers say how much they like Makeover Monday's and I appreciate your comments.

And now, I'm off to Dapple Designs for Tami's colour challenge, then a bit more blog hopping in search of challenges of any kind. It's a good thing I'm not driving, eh?

Bazzill c/s, PP by American Traditional, sparkly paper u/k from England, gold paper by CM, Anna Griffin stamp, Happy Holidays stamp by SU, gold thread, clip, ribbon


heather (hbpuppy) said...

Wow. What a difference. Isn't it amazing how far we've all come in our cardmaking. Love the improved version. I also like that there are more colors in the new version.

Tami said...

Beautiful makeover. I love that you just jump right in for these makeovers and share the whole design process. The only way I know to stamp straight is to use a stamp positioner. That means you have to stamp first on a clear sheet, and I don't usually mess with the extra step even though I know I should.