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!


  1. Gorgeous!!!! The first card was beautiful, but this do-over is stunning!

  2. I love BOTH of these, Cathy! Great cards! This will be a fun challenge. I often finish a card and feel like it's just "not quite right".

  3. Love them both but the second is my favorite. The details on the doily really shine on tha!t one

  4. Great idea and a great card! (hope you'll find the one I admitted among the others on my current post. It's the one with the hearts).

  5. Oops... I just realized my card doesn't fit in here... it's a different kind of before and after... sorry for that! (-: