Saturday, July 21, 2012

9pm EST: Stamper's First Aid

Do you ever feel like one of your cards needs a little "first aid"? Papertrey Ink customers posted a link to a card they felt just needed a "little" something, a diagnosis of sorts, and the team members were to each choose a card they wanted to recreate. I chose Cathy Weber's beautiful card. Cathy receives a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink!
Please don't get me wrong, I didn't choose it because I thought there was anything wrong with it! In fact, I was VERY inspired by it and really wanted to bring out this stamp set again, Fruit Fusion: Cherries. I also loved how she used the Photo Finishers strip with it! What a great combo!

Here is my take on it:
I loved the way Cathy used an Impression Plate in the background on the white cardstock, so I used my Simple Stripes Impression Plate on mine. I felt like the larger scale of the embossed stripes would balance out the card nicely in conjunction with the big cherries. So now I have a larger pattern (stripes), a medium pattern (check) and a small pattern (bitty dots). Combining the three scales of patterns is neat design trick that I've learned over the years.

Since the cherries were already red, and I really wanted them to pop and be the focal point, I needed to add a couple of other colors to the card. I decided to use Fine Linen and Simply Chartreuse patterned papers for the sentiment strip. I cut two strips and replaced the center with green. Last, a Spring Moss card base frames out the card.
Sending a big thank you to Cathy for allowing me to recreate her card!

Sweet On You card:
STAMPS: Fruit Fusion: Cherries
INK: Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: white, Spring Moss, Finen Linen Pattern Pack, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
DIES: Fruit Fusion
OTHER: button, dimensional adhesive.


Cathy Weber said...

Thank you Danielle for giving my card the great "First Aid"...I love what you did with it and it was such fun to see how you changed my original card up a bit to make it look fabulous.

Pat said...

What a neat card you chose to work with! I can see why you were inspired. You did a great job, and I love the tip you gave on mixing the scale of BG. Hugs, Pat

Unknown said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today and I absolutely love it! I'm going to be an avid follower here :)

I love the way you recreated Cathy's card and the 3 pattern tip.

Nancy Penir said...

Rule of 3's. Perfect design. Loved your do-over!
Thank you for such a lovely, simple explanation.

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