Sunday, 2 May 2010

Not Quite Right

Do you ever make a card (or scrapbook page for that matter) that you finish, but fnd that it's not quite right? I'm posting this card, not because I'm really happy with it, but because I think it could do with some changes, but I can't put my finger on them. - Feel free to make comments/suggestions!

I have used Chop Chip and Ruby Red Red CS with Whisper White highlights.

I originally stamped the Eastern Blooms flowers in Versamark, but it didn't show up enough, so I used Ruby Red ink instead.

The Cherry Blossom is stamped on Whisper White with the Ruby Red and Choc Chip Markers and then cut out with my SU snips. I think in hindsight I shoudl have raised the image on dimensionals for a bit of oomph as it sticks down on the page somewhat blandly.

The sentiment also doesn't float my boat. It sort of just sits there taking up what was too empty space. I dont have many punches (not that would fit it anyway) so I'm not sure whether an oval punch would have helped or whether t still would have had that same 'plonked on' look.

The only other option I can think of is to have embossed the sentiment in White directly onto the Choc Chip Cardstock. What would you have done? As I was unhappy with the overall card, I didn't make a matching envelope!  Bah hum-bug!

Here's to feeling a little extra creative very soon as I have to make a 1st birthday card for a boy and a Mother's Day card for mum in time for the weekend!


  1. I love the idea of this card, but I agree, not quite right. I like the idea of embossing the sentiment. I think I would have stamped the branch image on a rectangular panel and matted it and raised it on dimensionals. Hope that helps!

  2. Hmmm - love the colours and that cut out branch. Maybe you're right and a different shaped punch for the greeting. Stamp a few on cardstock and bring them by next time you're here and you can test some out to find the shape that suits if you like. Embossed with white straight onto the base card sounds striking too!

  3. For my two cents worth: I think there are some great elements in this card. The colours are warm and striking. I too think that the greeting doesn't quite work. How would it look if it was a bit further in to the bottom panel, so that you had a definite edge of the brown? Plus or minus a couple of cherry blossoms or a fine red border to echo that gorgeous branch.