Friday, January 20, 2012

Self-scraplifting a Card

I've been going through pictures of my old projects recently and found this card. I think it might be my favorite card I've ever made. I made it years ago. There's absolutely nothing unique or special about it, but it makes me happy. The colors are awesome and it is crisp and clean.

I thought it would be fun to scraplift the card- would I like the design as much with different colors and sentiments?

I started with a sympathy card.  They are my least favorite type of card to make (and send), for obvious reasons.  I do like how this turned out.  It's simple yet elegant, and definitely somber enough to convey sympathy.


Next I made a birthday card.  It's amazing how changing up just the colors and patterns can completely change the mood of a card.  An interesting note about this card- there was a flaw on the upper left quadrant of the paper that I didn't notice until after I glued everything down.  I brainstormed how to save the card and came up with the idea of punching a dot from the scraps and using it to cover the flaw.  It worked like a charm, though I then had to spend the next 20 minutes punching and adhering enough dots to the rest of the card to make it look like that was the original plan.  :)


For my final card, I used the rest of the green paper from the previous card and scraplifted my original design nearly exactly.  I like the yellow card better, but this one is fine.  The floral pattern is much more prominent in real life.


I have a feeling I'll be coming back to this design again and again!

4 comments:

  1. I I've the ingenious way you saved the birthday card. This is a great design. All the cards turned out so nice.

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  2. It is a good design and you can use again and again, proven here by your variations. My fav is the yellow one as well, it is just so happy!

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  3. Great simple card like you said! Great variety! Love how you can change it up!

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  4. Gorgeous cards! What a great idea too!Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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