March 13, 2007

More BG cards

Because I haven't been faithful to my declaration to post a "BG fever" card everyday, I thought I'd post two today. This was the second one of six I made last week in my attempt to "use up" my hordes of PP. All six were made with the Blush collection from Basic Grey.
I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on the pink background paper, then layered the print pattern with the creamy brown and cut a few shapes out of scrap to adhere to the front with pop dots. The sentiment stamp is from TAC.
This was the third one I attempted. I have to be honest and say that I wasn't quite happy with the outcome...too busy maybe? If I were to do it over I would take out the background PP and go with something plain. I also wanted to distress the orange strip of BG with some dark brown ink, but instead went for roughing up the edges a bit. Now I think it looks too plain. So I guess I'd maybe reverse the design elements of the background and the decorative strip! I like to apply constructive criticism to my work, so feel free to "let me have it". What would YOU have done differently?
Oh, and thanks for the sympathy about my wisdom teeth--I'm hainging in there.

3 comments:

Allison said...

I like 'em both...I don't think the second one is too busy...

Mary Loves Dana said...

I love the first one..."so sweet actually describes it!
The second one...you know I'm not much of a crafter, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but I would lose the bow, center the beautiful paper, and use a more plain background. And don't use up all your paper! I'm going to hide out in there when I come to visit!

Nicole Seitler said...

Wow! You are right. That's so weird! I like your card better than mine. ;) Very pretty! I have some Blush paper but I haven't been brave enough to cut into it yet. ;)