Do you ever post a card you think is great, see the photo on your post and only then see ways that it could have been improved? This happens to me all of the time, and usually, I let it go.
I started this post yesterday, putting up the card you see on the top right. I thought it looked a little bare, so took it back to my desk, removed the stamped elements and pearl accents, and stamped a script background on the patterned paper.
Satisfied (or so I thought), I put it back together, photographed it, and added the second photo (bottom right) to my post. My thoughts, however, when I saw the second photo were, "Gee, I wish I'd stamped the bird a little higher in the branches." So, back to my desk I went to take it apart yet again and restamp the focal point image, which I also made a little bigger than the original.
Looking at card #3, I think a different sentiment stamp might have been better, and I see that I need to trim my ribbon. However, I'm not going to photograph it again nor continue this crazy card-making story. The card is my take on CPS#117 on the Card Positioning Systems blog. Breathe easy that I have nothing more to say about it!
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock; Unforgettable paper packet; Cocoa ink pad; Inkadinkado Delicate Branches, Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages, and retired Close To My Heart Air Mail stamp sets; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Kaiser Kraft pearl accents; Sanding block.
Darned if the sunshine isn't gone, and it's raining today. I was hoping the weatherman might be wrong, and I'd have the opportunity to spend some time outside with Bjorn and Mathias this afternoon. Maybe fire up the grill for supper, too. Not today. For now, I'm off to get going on some inside chores, which include a big pile of laundry and bringing my spring/summer wardrobe out of storage - finally.
What are you up to today? Whatever it is I hope it makes for a good day and one that affords you a few moments to remember what Memorial Day is all about. Thanks for stopping by. It's you, after all, who give me reason to keep on keeping on this funny blog thing. Later...