Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Past and Present

Like lots of you, I have been cleaning up my craft space recently and in a box at the bottom of a closet, I came across this card. I don't remember when I made it, but I do remember being very proud of myself when it was done - and I don't even think it was an original layout, I think I CASE'd it from a swap but the details are long gone, so if this was your card and you were in a swap with me 3 or 4 years ago, I apologize for not giving proper credit :)
Anyhow, I was looking at it and remembering how pleased I had been with it and thinking about how stamping trends have changed and how my stamping style has evolved and I couldn't help myself, I just had to give it a makeover.

I used the same Kaleidoscope stamp pad with a different sentiment because I originally intended to use a heart as an accent but didn't have one the right size, so I used a felt flower instead. I tried the paper flower from the post below, but it didn't look right either. I can't tell you how many hours I spend farfing around looking for just the right embellishment - it's a sickness, really, I think. I quite like how it turned out though. What do you think? Which is better?

5 comments:

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Stephanie said...

love the idea of using the Kaleidoscope ink pad!! isn't it fun to look at how we've all grown...that's one of my favorite things about my blog!!

Gina said...

I think it is fun to go back and see how styles and techniques change! I love the paper you changed it to on the bottom card.

The Mama Monkey said...

I love the old and the new! My old cards were obnoxious. And I was so proud too!!

Dell said...

Very pretty!

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