Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Enjoy the Journey

Do you ever make a card, then keep looking at it and thinking, "Card, you're just not all you can be"? I originally made this card for the Graphic45 Blog in July. I liked it. Sent it off to the DT coordinator. But...kept looking at it and thinking it could be better.

The papers are Graphic45 Transatlantique. I used a Tattered Angels chipboard compass rose, which I sprayed with mist and rubbed with distress inks.

Check out the cork! It's a real cork! I found a package of them at Michael's in the floral department. I cut the cork in half and glued it to the card!

Anyway, I pulled the card apart and redesigned it for a card class, and this is how it turned out:

I replaced the chipboard piece with a doily, which I misted and stamped. And also with a flourish cut from chipboard, using a Tim Holtz die. I inked up the chipboard, then sprayed it with mist.

I think the new card has more visual interest and like the multiple layers.

I kept the Maya Road bingo number and the cork.

All in all, I like the second try better. A true "journey" in cardmaking!

Here is a what the inside looks like. I used a Tim Holtz stamp.

This is not the first time I've ripped a card apart and tried to make it better. Sometimes it works, sometimes...not so much!


  1. Anonymous4:26 PM

    wow... lovely, lovely!!!! So full of goodies. Beautiful :)

  2. well look at you improving on perfection!!! both are awesome to me :) oh i will soon be posting my "class" project that you sent me the kit for!! and no i did not tie a bow lol

  3. Yes - the second card is so much more card and interesting. As cool as the chipboard compass rose is, it overpowered the card with sort of a flat effect. This new design has many items which draw the eye to various aspects of the card instead of stopping short. Great ideas. Love the cork!

  4. The first card was good! Like how you improved it the second time around! Love the cork!

  5. Just like you to find a cork and add it to a card, lol ! Thanks to you my Ben Franklin will be getting in the steampunk debutante G45 paper - I stomped my little foot and got my way ! I have never ripped a card apart and put it back together before, but now I have some hope for some old rotten things Pam made me do at 365... lol