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.
- The stamping technique I used on this card is “generational stamping“. I first stamped a dark leaf image, then stamped it twice more before re-inking my stamp. The second and third generation stamping creates the lighter, shadow-like images. This is a great technique to use on flowers and leaves.
- Products used: Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (143666); Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (144147), Tranquil Tide ink; Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes (144236)
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.
- 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.