Decisions, decisions, decisions!!! One of the things I love about crafting is creating something and tweaking it to make it your own – putting your own spin on it! I love to make things, leave them out for a while, and then after looking at it over a few days, I may like to change a thing or two on it. You know what I mean! But when you have deadlines to meet, that may not always be possible – at least not right away. So that leads me to why I have TWO wedding cards for our challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. We had to create a wedding card or gift and after I made my card (plus a couple of bride & groom gift boxes), taking my photos and uploading them, I started to have that nagging feeling that I wanted to change something. (why, oh why, can’t I make these decisions faster and make my life a little easier? LOL) So I’m going to share both of my cards with you today. Please take a look and leave me a comment on which one that you like the best! I’d really be interested in hearing your thoughts!
Here is the original card:
I used the Elegant Edges cartridge to create the card base, the white mat, and the grey frame. The card is cut at 6” and I used the Cricut Craft Room to weld two of the mats together to make the card base:
I layered the single white mat on the base and then the grey frame on top of that. The white layer is inked with light blue ink to look like clouds in the sky. I used foam adhesive to pop everything up.
The chapel is cut out at 4” from the Tie the Knot cart and the tree is cut out twice at 4.5” from the Bloom Lite cart. I used a very small flower punch to make the pink blooms for the tree. After I punched them out, I used my molding tools to shape them and then adhered them on with Glossy Accents.
“Chapel of Love” was also cut using Tie the Knot. I grouped the words together then welded them. This makes adhering so much easier! I also added a little of the Glossy Accents to the heart in the word ‘Love’.
But like I said, I had a change of heart and created this version:
I changed the frame to black, the chapel’s shadow to black, and embossed both the white background (Acanthus by Anna Griffin) and the chapel front (Swiss Dots). Oh, I also used a deeper pink cardstock for the front of the chapel (almost didn’t catch that one, lol)
The tree is the same except this time instead of using punched paper flowers, I used Flower Soft for the blooms. Have you ever tried this stuff? It’s fun to use – messy, but still fun!
So there you have it – my decision process all over the place and the two cards that are the results! Have you ever done this – made something and after living with it for awhile, make changes to it? Please leave a comment and let me know. Also let me know which card is your favorite!
Since this post was SO LONG, I’ll pop back in tomorrow and show you the two wedding boxes that I also made (I promise there are no changes to those!)
Now head on over to FCCB to see what the other Design Team members have created for this wedding challenge and then make something yourself & upload it to our blog! Thanks for visiting today and until next time, Happy Crafting!