Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Papertrey Posse June Challenge: Before and After

Have you ever made a card and after it was completed, posted on your blog and sent on to the recipient, you wished you had done it differently?  I do that many times, sort of like when I think of something I should have said if only I had thought of it quick enough.  Today, for the Papertrey June challenge I am going to do a little Before and After challenge.  For the May Papertrey Ink Blog Hop I made this card:


I liked it.  Was satisfied with it, except...I didn't like the chopped off look to the doily.  I wished I could have a do-over, so that is what I did. 


Can you notice the changes? 
I used the whole doily this time, just let it extend a bit over the edge of the card.  I cut the gingham layer a little bit narrower, so more of the brown card base shows and rounded the cardbase corner.  It seems more balanced this way.  I changed the flower image and added some glitter to it.  I tied some bakers twine around the images and added the cute little gardening tools for a little bit more interest. 
I am much more pleased with this card overall and since I enjoyed my little Before and After experience, I am challenging my Posse friends to do the same.  Just pick a card you liked but wished you had done something just a bit different to it.  Link it below with Mr. Linky and show us your improvements!