Wednesday, January 09, 2008

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS


Sometimes when I make a card I think its finished, but something keeps nagging at me. Even though I am done something just doesn't seem right. This card is an example of that. I designed it from a sketch challenge offered at the Gina K. new product launch party on Saturday night. The more I looked at the card the part that bothered me was that you can't really tell that you are actually seeing a strip of the inside of the card on the far right. It looks more like I just messed up on stamping the patterned background. The "Thank you" sentiment and scalloped square actually hang out over the edge of the front of the card. It just seemed unfinished to me and the more I looked at it the more I knew I had to come up with something to finish it. What to do???

Well, this is what I came up with.
I'm not sure that the color I chose what the correct one. I think I actually picked up the wrong pad. But I am happier with the fact that you can tell there is an edge here and you can see the scallops cut into the edge. So now I declare this card finished.

For those wondering I haven't given up on my marker explorations yet. Watch for more of my finds in the next few days. I think for now I will be saving myself some money!

3 comments:

Lee said...

Great addition to the sketch Suzanne!! I also did those sketches and had so much fun!! I'll be watching for your marker posts!! I'm going to complete my SU marker and inkpad collection....only missing one family.....and do not want to invest more money in markers/inkpads for quite some time!!

Lori J said...

I like that you can see the edge, and I agree that the color does seem just a bit off. It looks wonderful though. :0)

Lori J said...

I have awarded you with the YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD. Come and pick it up.