Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Before and After Card

This is the weather we have had here in Southern Ontario over the last week: Above average and above freezing and sunny; bitter cold and far below average for about 3 days; snow; freezing rain; rain and 50mph winds; back to above seasonal temperatures today! This is the type of weather that causes people to get sick. If it would just stay like today until spring it would be wonderful....but 90% chance of rain tomorrow!

Today I’m posting two variations of a card I made. I actually made about 7 or 8 of this type of card and some of them, when I photographed them, looked blah and needed a facelift! Here’s the before card.


The window frame is a  Memory Box die – one of my favourites.  I always put a piece of plastic from craft packages behind it to give the impression of glass and so often that is what people will first comment on. The background behind the window is from an old greeting card. I like to reuse them instead of tossing them in the recycle bin when ever I can. The wrinkled beige background is from the stash. It was in with some designer paper I picked up at the thrift store. I liked the look of it so much I wrinkled some of my own paper for the other cards….sorry, off topic and I explain how I did that on another post.  The sentiment is a peel-off and I wrapped some gold thread around the card front before gluing it to the white card base.

These are sympathy cards and I didn’t want them fancy or glittery but even though this one was okay it just needed a little something else. Here is the altered one.

 I glued on a small beige flower that came in a pack on sale at Michaels and some green leaves I die cut. What a difference that made.

ps: The colours are off because of different lighting but the only thing I changed to the card was adding the flower and leafy branch.

Here they are side by side.

I like it so much better now. What about you? Better now or better plain? I love reading your comments so feel free to voice your opinion.

That’s all for a balmy sunny day.....2017-01-11

Don’t forget you are more than welcome to save any cards to your Pinterest account for future reference. Simply place the curser over the picture until the Pinterest save sign shows up in the top left corner and enter. This will take you to your Pinterest account. If it doesn’t work, please leave a comment and let me know so I can repair it. Thanks.



1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

The flowers do add a somethin' somethin' to it Violet... I 'd have to pick that one.. But you know you had me at the window die... I just love day i will buy me one...I just can't see buying dies and such when everything is still packed away...

We've been warm lately but not to long ago we were in the single digits F ...brrrr.... now we've had near record warmth.. tonite the rain starts for 4 to 5 days and i hope it comes thru, we need it badly...

Love this card Violet... i always like to see what you put behind the window.. Hugs! deb

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