Makeover a Simple Card Idea

By | December 27, 2017

If you’ve been visiting my blog for very long, card makeovers aren’t a new idea to you.  For me, it’s a challenge to makeover a simple card idea.

The card I’m sharing today started out as a simple thank you card.  When I completed it, I LOVED the layout concept and decided to challenge myself to “take it up a notch”!!

Here’s the original thank you card.

Makeover a Simple Card Idea

DESIGN NOTES:

 

I loved the way the repeated stamping turned out, and wanted to see if I could use that technique to makeover a simple card idea.  Here’s what I came up with when I tried that.

Makeover a Simple Card Idea

DESIGN NOTES:

  • I used exactly the same products on both cards.  The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set has two different style leaf images.  I used the second leaf on my makeover card, and think that I like the look of that image better than my original.
  • I used the same “generational” stamping technique on both cards.
  • The card sizes are different.  My card makeover measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  The card base is Tranquil Tide cardstock.
  • I used a piece of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to create a BORDER design on my makeover card.  I created the three center design shapes using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725).
  • In order to “step up” the card even more, I cut the sentiment into an oval shape (Layering Ovals Framelits, 141706) and matted it with a scallop circle Tranquil Tide cardstock piece.

 

Have you ever tried to makeover a simple card idea?  If not, I’d like to challenge you to try it sometime.  Choose a card design that has ONE element you especially like and try to makeover the card using that same idea.

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