Monday, July 23, 2007

Makeover Monday

I don't always like the cards I make! This left card is one I made just recently using ribbon weaving as a focus. I loved the effect of the ribbon, but was really dissatisfied with the rest of the card. It was just 'blah' to me but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what to do. I knew is was going into the Makeover Monday pile and that one day, the perfect idea would come to me. Well, today is the day. It may not be perfect, but I feel better about it anyway.

The right card is the made over card. I removed the ribbon, which had been attached to a piece of cardstock, from the first card to use again. I cut the cardstock from some pink I picked up at Michaels. The quality isn't the best, but it's okay. Then I took a piece of patterned paper and covered the entire card front. I attached the ribbon at the top. After picking through my stamps, I settled on these bunnies from Gina K. Designs. (Love her stamps, BTW!) After stamping them on white, I double-matted them using colours similar to Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. I say similar to, because they are Bazzill Bling bits I found in my scrap drawer. As you can see, I used my 'ticket punch' for the corners as I love this effect. Then I used my Karen Foster Snap Stamps for the sentiment, "some bunny loves you".

After looking at it for a while, it still looked not quite right. I thought it was a bit top-heavy with ribbon, so to balance it out, I put a small bit of ribbon under the stamped image and called it done.


Alexandra said...

Ooooh, you are right Barb - I love the new makeover card! Those bunnies are soooo cute! *HUGS* Alex

Jennifer said...

SOOOooo sweet! I love the bunnies and the woven ribbon it perfect with them!

Tami said...

this is a wonderful makeover. I love how you tied the ribbon in at the bottom and the rabbits are adorable.