Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Work in Progress

Do you ever try to make a card... and can't seem to get it to look right? I had one of those experiences lately, so I thought I'd show you my trial/error journey to happiness.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

I finally gave up and settled with Card #4

This card was actually made for a swap group I'm in that also requires matching envelopes, so I stamped a bit of the image on my envelope, too... and added a touch of ink to the edge.

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image/Sentiment: Unity Take Care of You
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Antique Linen and Peeled Paint), and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections (Black and Ivory) and Stampin' UP! (Confetti Ivory and Wild Wasabi)
Designer Paper: Authentique
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Honeycomb
Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Irresistible Pico Embellisher (Bronze) and Michael's Pearls


Holly Young said...

I think they all turned out great Jeanette, but I know what you mean. You have a certain idea in your head and just can't get it to translate to paper. On the bright side - you have four cards whereas you might have stopped with just one had you gotten what you wanted the first time!

Lynn McAuley said...

Each one has a beauty uniquely its own! Lovely cards, Jeanette!

Sami said...

Ugh! Yes! I know that feeling! It's even worse when you look at scared you just finished and it just doesn't feel completed!

Katydid Cards said...

I know just what you're talking about when a card doesn't come out quite the way you pictured it. I have to tell you, though, I like every single one of them! But I do think I like the last one best...tough decision, very tough!

kiwimeskreations said...

Well Jeanette do not know why you were dissatisfied with cards 1, 2, and 3, they are all pretty - love your combination of stamps and colours all the way through.