Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Card Makeover

Hello there!  There's a card I made back in 2010 which, at the time, I thought was so very beautiful.  I never gave it away, however, because it started to look too plain to me.  It needed something else.

Recently, I gave that card a makeover.  (for the "before" shot, please scroll down)


You can find the original post HERE, called "Inspired By A Pottery Barn Pillow."

Before the makeover

Sheesh, I shudder at my photography skills back then!

The two flowers, built with Blossom Party die cuts, look better with a few extra things added:  an Amira Flourish die cut, split in two and tucked behind the flowers; a sentiment tag; a button with twine.  I also trimmed the card front and mounted it to a pale pink card base.


NOW I have a card that is worthy to send off!

Before I sign off, can I just share something that makes me SO happy?  A few days ago I happened to notice this on Moxie Fab World editor Cath Edvalson's Pinterest page:


That's my 'Thank You Roses' card highlighted in yellow!  Swoon, swoon, swoon.  I feel like a million bucks to make it to Cath's "Cards I Just Love" board.  Thank you, Cath!  And thanks to YOU for letting me share.  :-)



Stamps: Friendly Phrases - Verve
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom - SU
Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; flower ribbon
Other: Vintage Wallpaper embossing, Blossom Party die, Lots of Tags Sizzlits die - SU; Amira Flourish die - Memory Box; pearls; vintage button
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"

18 comments:

Sindhu said...

I'm so happy for you Colleen! :)
Your card is very beautiful.love the way you have used the flourish die cut. Very beautiful.

Lisa said...

They're both very pretty Colleen, the came yet different! But I do like the pale pink backing on the new one ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the shout out!! That is AWESOME! LOVING your card re-do! LOVING those flowers and the pearls!!!

Annette said...

congrats on the shout out and love the make over...

Linda R said...

Your card is beautiful my friend. How cool to see your card on there pinterest board. Your work is amazing so well deserved.

Hugs~

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful card! Love the changes you made....it does finish the card nicely.

Congrats on making Cath's board....very well deserved. Hope your weekend was awesome!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your makeover...I did love the original as well! Both are beauties!

Benzi said...

Your makeover is beautiful. Due to your awesome photography, you really get all the wonderful details.
I don't even want to look back at some of my photography. LOL

Congrats on making it to Cath's board...quite an honor.

Martha Herrera said...

I LOV both cards! You are truly amazing, my friend.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the makeover - so interesting to see what adding a couple more details can do to you card! Just GORGEOUS! BTW - CONGRATS on being pinned at Cath's FAV card board!

Marisa said...

Great flowers and love the daisy chain too. Fab use of the neutrals and the EF as well.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, your makeover is just beautiful! Your additions really stepped it up. Love the new pink card base. I'm not too surprised to see your card featured on Cath's board. It's gorgeous!

Pauline said...

Beautiful makeover Colleen, that fancy scroll and sweet twine & button embellishment do add the extra wow factor!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! The card looks fabulous after the makeover ! Loved the flourishes n button ! It happens with me too when I look at my old cards ..they look very naive n plain..Will give them a make over some day !!

Shani Thomas said...

Both the before and after are nice! Although, yes, I do like the improved version, so pretty!

Bumblebee said...

Both cards are lovely, and I'm in awe of your photography skills! I need to spend some time practising mine!

Emily Keaton said...

That is one fine card makeover, Colleen! It is definitely a mail-worthy card now. It is just beautiful! And congrats on that new Moxie Fab feather in your cap ;-)! I can understand all the warm fuzzies that probably kicked off for you!

Maria said...

Both cards are beautiful, Colleen! It's so fun and interesting to go back and change a card. Love the embossing and gorgeous flowers! Big congrats on your pinned card from Kathy...how sweet for you! Have a great week, hugs!

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