Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rough Drafts aren't so bad, after all!

When I was younger, I hated having to write a rough draft, revise it, and rewrite it. I always felt like it was a complete waste of time because when I was done writing, I wanted to be done! I was also a high school student before everybody had computers and so most of my papers were handwritten or I used the typewriter. It wasn't until I was in college and started using my neighbor's computer and then finally got my own Mac Classic, that I started to see the point in editing my work because it was so much easier.

That said, here's my prototype of my Christmas cards for this year. I tried some stuff yesterday and Snowburst just was not working for me. I scrapped quite a bit of cardstock into the circular file and then came to look at the SCS gallery for Snowburst. I wanted something nice but that wasn't going to take hours and hours to recreate in mass quantities. I think I've found it! My card is CASED from this one by Stefanie Summerer. I first saw it on her blog and thought it was pretty awesome!

I made the first card and it was just kinda eh to me. . .it was cute but not great and I want something that's great! So, I made a few changes and I like the 2nd version so much better! I have to figure out what other colors I'm going to use. I generally like to use the same layout and stamps and do a few different color combos so I feel like I'm not just mass producing and get bored. I'm thinking a Basic Grey, Groovy Guava, and Purely Pomegranate combo and maybe a Pink Passion and Green Galore combo (if I have enough cardstock) for something funky. We'll see when I get the chance to play around a little more.

Here's the details: Cardbase is Soft Sky and the bottom piece is Blue Bayou. The snowflakes from Snowburst are stamped in Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and River Rock on a piece of Pearlized White cardstock by Paper Accents. I like that I can stamp a whole sheet One Sheet Wonder Style and then just cut it out/punch it out for the pieces I need for the card. The sentiment is from So Many Sayings and is stamped in Versamark and then embossed in Detail White EP. For the revised version, I punched the rectangles with my Super Jumbo Scalloped Rectangle punch (I think that's the right one, it's the blue one) and used River Rock stitched ribbon instead of Soft Sky Ribbon. The punched scallops are also up on dimensionals instead of being flat on the card front.

So, whatcha think? and let me know if you can think of 2 or 3 other color combos I should use on this design.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I love the idea of the pink passion! Fabulous work!

  2. it's great! how about basic black, basic gray & purely pomegranate? I made a shoebox swap card with those colors using this set last month (I'll try to remember to upload it or email it to you so you can see)

  3. I love the cards . . .both of them are great. I like the colors of the second card. Very pretty!


  4. love these cards, both of them. I also like the idea of making the same card but in different colour combinations. Thanks for the idea!

  5. I love both lay-out ideas Kathy! So simple and clean.

  6. Great cards! I like the idea of the basic gray and pomegranate one. Can't wait to see it!


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