Lemme ask you this.
Have you ever made a card that you just didn’t love. Something was wrong with it, but you couldn’t pin-point it?
That’s exactly what I ran into while making my cards for the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop on Monday. I will admit… I actually screwed up something on one of the cards so I thought I would re-do it. Then I liked the screw up better. Still, I couldn’t let all that other work go to waste so I tried to create another card using it… but it just didn’t have the same feel about it.
Well, here it is.
Now, of course… if you don’t know what I did wrong… you won’t know what this picture is really all about. It’s the foil… but I don’t mind this foil here… I just didn’t like it as much. But, I still feel like there is something missing or too much added or something. Maybe it’s the brightness of the copper in the back with is drawing my attention away? I don’t know.
What say you? What is wrong with the cards… what would you have done differently?
Oh – and that mistake I made… When I ran the foil through the Big Shot in the Embossing Folder, I forgot to do any distressing to it first. (FYI – this technique is called “tarnished metal”.) So, I set it aside and tried again. But then, I didn’t think the embossing was deep enough, so I ran the second one through again… but the wrong way! I DEbossed instead of EMbossed. Ugh! But, I kept working with it and didn’t seem like it would work. I went back to the other silver foil snowflake to see if I could reclaim it. It didn’t turn out bad. I just liked the other one better. Couldn’t let it just go to waste so I tried to create a card with it… but my brain wasn’t functioning and I got the card above!
Now… it’s not a terrible card. At least, I don’t think it is. But, it’s just not hitting that “great” card spot in my soul.
Does a card have to hit you like that for you to consider it worthy? What do you do with it if it doesn’t? This one will probably be my nephew’s Christmas card this year! You better not tell him this was a cast-off!
Well… Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!