Thursday, April 3, 2008

When a good card goes bad...

This card started out pretty cute this morning. I colored the baby bella image (thanks for letting me borrow your stamps Jen). I liked how it turned out colorwise but it is a pretty tall stamp and I had a hard time coming up with a layout. I started out with a glittery striped pastel colored background but I couldn't figure out anything to do with it. I tried adding photo corners with brads and I tried adding a cuttlebugged half circle behind the image...nope. Nothing seemed to work. It had started off on such a good note with the adorable image and the coloring but it was on the fast track to my trash bin. I left it alone for a few hours and took the kids out for lunch. When I got back I decided to give it one last chance. I swapped out the striped background and cuttlebugged a shimmery piece of vellum instead. It looked ok but then I got a little crazy and sponged it with blue ink and then added a some glitter to the already shimmery vellum using the essential glue pad (probably didn't need to do this but for me you can never have too much glitter). I couldn't figure out a sentiment to stamp or even where to put it so I decided to use some rub-ons and my tiny star punch. Overall, not a super card but at least it took a detour away from the trash can. It started as a good idea and ended as a so-so card. Hope you are all enjoying your Thursday! We are headed off to the doctor to have them take a look at an infected hang-nail on Beckett's thumb. Wish the kids understood when I say "don't pick at it or it will get infected", that I actually mean it. Oh well...wish us luck!

12 comments:

Gia Harvey said...

Turned out nicely though Heather. I know what you mean about not liking something - I still have a card on my dresser half finished that is def looking like a candidate for the bin!!

Gia Harvey said...

Turned out nicely though Heather. I know what you mean about not liking something - I still have a card on my dresser half finished that is def looking like a candidate for the bin!!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

I think it turned out great Heather!! I think I might need that CB folder after all. The only word one I have is the thanks but I like how you used it. Love the shine.

PS - Hope the B-man is ok after the dr.

Kisa Peters said...

It turned out great! I read the title of your post...and kept looking at the picture and I couldn't figure out where it had gone bad....I thought...boy I must be nuts..why doesn't Heather like it? Then I read your post! You do like it..I do too! My oldest son is a picker! good luck at the Dr! Although the kids saw theirs yesterday..Andrew took a turn for the worse today and I had to call and get antibiotics. He's on his way to pneumonia again...dang asthma. Poor kid.

maryw said...

Heather, I love this card, I hate it when I go through so much to finally get a card I like, so I understand!!! This card ended up awesome though~~~GREAT JOB!!!!

Delia said...

It came out great, I would be proud to give that one out. Your cards are AWESOME!!!

fairymadjo said...

very sweet,jox

Kari said...

I think the card turned out cute!!! I really like how you attached the letters to the ribbon!!! So cute!

Richelle said...

Kids..what ya goin do! lol

The card turned out wonderful!

Richelle

Danyelle Kessler said...

The ribbon tied with B A B Y just floored me. That is a really lovely touch to an already stunning card.

nessy said...

hey -it turned out great!! love those colours together -great image!!
vanessa xx

Jo said...

What's wrong with it? Looks fab to me!