Evolution of a Card

by Karen @ carefree creations - Beautiful Ride

That photo is my card at the end.

It started life a couple weeks ago as a submission for the CASology challenge Wheels.

My original card was toooo bland. See:

unfinished! by Karen @ carefree creations

(ACK! Sorry for the horrible photo – I didn’t correct my settings after doing some other work.)

The card just did not feel finished to me – too flat and no interesting points. I think the bicycle stamping turned out well, it just didn’t command attention.

After some pondering I decided to add some pattern paper to help add interest. I toyed with some at the top as well as the bottom of the white panel – and in different colors. Despite my desire to use yellow or wisteria, they didn’t look right so I stopped trying to work them in. Sometimes you just have to say no 🙂

I finally decided that instead of pattern paper at the top, some other decorative touch was needed. I pulled out my edger dies and thought this lacy one would be great.

One final touch I wanted was dimension. I thought about die-cutting the basket & flowers, but I liked the way the stamping had turned out. Instead I turned to ribbon. Again I tried a few colors of twine but decided on one that matched the closest with the pattern paper.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Beautiful Ride
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Pedal Pusher;
Ink/Card Stock: Blueberry Sky, White, Wisteria, Limeade, Black;
Other: Limeade Patterns paper, Edgers #2 die; Twine (stash);

1 thought on “Evolution of a Card

  1. Love the end product Karen! I really liked reading about your process. I know we all go through those same thoughts sometimes. Most of the time I quit too soon and wish I would have added something after the card has already been mailed:)

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