Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Before and After

Do you ever have one of those days that your card just doesn't feel right? Or worse yet, you make a mistake like some ink shadowing and you just aren't quite ready to toss the card out. This is for you!

Here I made a card and it needed "something" so I used Versamark to make three little leaves in the corner and boom! Too much ink. Yuck...


In the night it hit me...I love to paper piece so why not stamp the leaves again on the green cardstock used for the oval and pull that color into the whole card more? I like it much better and next time though I won't use blue for the vase...that still bugs me!




Here was a quick and easy card I put together. I wanted to do an emboss resist card. The colors were "okay" but I felt it was missing something...



I did some paper piercing but still not enough "umpf" added. During my Open House Juliet commented that I should run a cream ink pad over the Cuttlebug embossed cardstock...hm.
She had a point! I ended up using the Canvas Palatte ink pad and it really made that panel pop! Thanks Juliet!

Oh...and here's an after picture of me!! After 4 years of having the same hairstyle (read: no style!!) I finally walked into a new salon and told them to give me a hair cut... now if I could just get rid of the crows feet... too bad palette ink won't work on them!



5 comments:

Awna said...

well Chris, while I think that all of the cards are nice, I am lovin' the haircut! However, I do not see ANY hints of crow's feet or age sneakin' up on you. You are one hot mama!

Chris said...

aww shucks! :D You always manage to crack me up!!

scraphag said...

Chris...as always...you cards are lovely.....your HAIR is just a knock out.....and so are you :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for wishing me well on my sale Saturday. :) I love your paper pieced card! I love to do paper pieceing, too. I just got a cuttlebug machine and I have the embossing folder that you used on your last two cards- I just love that folder...so elegant! I like how you ran the ink over the second card.

Sarah G.

Mybiz said...

oh wow, great work,