Not exactly what I was going for…

Posted: May 3, 2012 in Cards, Papertrey Ink

Hello there!

Do you ever sit down to create, come up with something you’re not happy with, but then you show it to a bunch of people and they ooh and aah all over it?  When that happens, I always think to myself, “Hmmm, your opinion is now very questionable, ‘cos I think this is awful…”  Then I remind myself that everyone’s tastes are different and I may well have stumbled upon a style, that although not ‘right up my alley’, appeals to someone, somewhere at least..  So with that in mind I present my next ‘set’ of cards..

My inspiration for the above was from Gretchen Clark’s blog and this card here.  You will notice that my cards look nothing like the original (ha!!) which was NOT what I was going for lol..  My first mistake was to make the BP coloured instead of neutral like Gretchen did.  Anyway, no use crying over spilled milk, so I’ll tell you what I DID do, instead of what I didn’t!.

I cut the banners using the Banners Border Die and used Divine Twine to ‘hang’ the banners.  I stamped Background Basics : Newsprint onto the coloured CS, and then because I thought it ‘needed something’ (beg mistake) I added a stamped image from Harvest Berries in a coordinating colour of Distress Ink.  I added a couple of Vintage Buttons threaded with twine.  The sentiment is computer generated onto CS and then due cut using Mat Stack #4 Die.

Let me know what you think – Hit or Miss?

Thanks for stopping by..

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  1. I really like them – ha! But I love banners…and I love the bookprint…. So it’s a hit with me!

  2. Stephanie says:

    HIT! (why you would think otherwise is beyond me, the design is gorgeous) Although I do know what you mean, these days I post all my cards regardless of whether I like them or not & I’m often surprised by the nice comments some of them get 🙂 x

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