|I think the bold patterns of the DSP are detracting from the beauty of the oval panel.|
I was determined to used some of that paper when I made this card - but I really do think I would have preferred it without!
The main colours in the card are Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze and Basic Black.
I cut a panel of Cajun Craze with the Detailed Floral Thinlits and layers that onto a piece of Peekaboo Peach before cutting it out with one of the Layering Oval Framelits. I then added a Peekaboo Peach frame cut with the same Oval framelit and one the next size down. I adhered that oval to a Basic Black rectanble and added some Rhinestones and Enamel Shapes. I cut a banner from the DSP and Cajun Craze and added a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon. I also added a bow made with the same ribbon. There is also a darker panel of the Playful Palette DSP. The man card is 5.5" square, layered with some Peekaboo Peach card.
The greeting is from Sunburst Sayings and I cut it out with the Classic Label Punch.
Sometimes the smallest things can make a big difference to the result. I've included a photo below of the card before I added the Peekaboo Peach oval frame. I thought it was finished and really didn't like the result. So I tried adding the frame to the oval. I still don't love this card, but I think it's acceptable now.
I decided it was worth posting this little experiment here, particularly for newcomers to card-making, to show that there's very littled that can't be salvaged. If you're feeling unhappy with a card, it's worth persevering and experimenting with little finishing touches or small changes to layout and you may be pleasantly surprised with the difference.
|This version of the card really bothered me. I think the addition of the frame helped smooth over the clash of patterns|
'Til next time
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