Saturday, November 20, 2010

As Mentioned Yesterday...

Yesterday I mentioned that I'd made a card that I wasn't too happy with and said I'd show the original and the  new version  to see what you thought.  So here goes
This is the original:
 I just thought it all looked a bit busy and messy, so I pulled it apart and used the same template (the other way round), the gifts, faux brads and photo corner to make this version

 I used: 
Square Gift (my own for Craft Robo), 2 gifts with curly bows (Crafty Templates): all are Robo cut
Paper GCD "Paris Nights", Photo Corner die (Spellbinders "Hardware Hinges") 
Faux Brads small circle form a Cuttlebug flower die, 
Oval (Spellbinders Nesties), narrow cream and gold ribbon (stash), "70" numerals (Robo cut), 
tiny flourish and sentiment are from a sheet of homemade transfer rub ons (Craft Computer Paper)

I had a pack of freebie mini cards in my last card order from PDA Woodward, so I#ve used some of them to do Christmas cards.  There are about 10x10cms and the card is "stardream" so has a lovely pearly, shimmery finish. 
ASnd yes, there are some more baubles!

 Papers on the above are GCD
The template for the three bauble shapes shown here is available, free of charge 
- email me if you would like a copy

The trees are from the Spellbinders "Fanciful Holiday" set. papers are Websters 6x6 collection pack.
 Gold mesh ribbon, green satin ribbon (stash) holly trim from The Ribbon Girl

I've got to go and make some tags now so that we can wrap the presents we've bought so far.  I don't really enjoy making tags so they'll be pretty simple I think. 
Enjoy the rest of the weekend


♥ Marlou ♥ said...

fabulous cards Kathy :) hope you are well, im back in blogland after time away :)x

Kath said...

Definitely prefer the 2nd card,Kathy. You were right, the 1st one was too busy. It is lovely now. Like your Christmas cards too.
Kath x

Lynda said...

I liked your original card and your remake is lovely too! Can't really decide which I prefer! Another great set of Cword cards too - love the shimmer especially on the blue one.

Love Lynda xxx

Karen said...

You were right to change the card, the 2nd one is much more classy Kathy. In fact its really lovely!

More gorgeous C cards, you must have a lot now! x