Thursday, September 27, 2012

From UGH lee To Not Too Bad

So yesterday I showed ya'll the UGH lee card I was working on and I was hoping I could salvage the poor thing. I always forget what a little embellishing can do for something and while I could have done more I was still pretty happy with the results, not overboard happy, but just happy it was acceptable enough that I didn't have to toss it in the trash!

I embossed the main mat to add some interest and now it might be too interesting...or busy but I still think it made it look better.  The folder I used is a Darice folder that I got from Consumer Crafts. I don't remember the name of it and when I looked online I couldn't find it but it is similar to Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls but has a little more flourish design and some dots to it. I have really liked all the folders I have gotten from Consumer Crafts and they have always left a good crisp impression.

I used the Stampin Up Bird punch for adding some leaves to break up the background a little. I punched out 3 leaf branches and glued them down under the flower.




I decided to add a few dots of Liquid Pearls to the flower center. I used Chestnut and it seemed to go really well with the Stampin Up Really Rust ink and paper I was using. The ink for the flower is Mellow Moss stamped on a light blue swirl paper but that doesn't show well in the picture. The flower is punched with the Blossom Punch from Stampin Up. Come to think of it I think the stamp set is called Blossom as well.

I turned up the edges of the flower for some dimension and also pop dotted it on the card. Ya'll know by now I can't do a project without pop dottin somethin!!





And here is a side by side comparison of the UGH lee card and the "it'll pass" card. I guess some embellishment really can salvage even the most horrid of projects!!



9 comments:

  1. Your "it'll pass" card is fabulous:-) TFS

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  2. Quite a transformation! It's darling, really!!

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  3. Way to go! You saved the card great job.
    Linda in Stanwood

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  4. Yep, adding the punched leaves keeps the flower from just floating in space.

    Are you still going to let me have these for OWH? LOL!

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  5. What a transformation. Love it.

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  6. Beautiful card Okie! Have missed seeing your creations on the mb.
    Donna

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