Ok, so what's that other card, you ask? I will tell you. I'm generous like that.
I had all this paper and supplies out, so I decided to make a couple more cards to be able to send or share. I cut the shapes, and was about to go crazy with all the big embellishments and design stuff, and I stopped.
I looked at my card.
I had a LOT of stuff going on here. Ribbons all over, pearls here and there, that ticket punch thing...
That PAPER is gorgeous. Why do I need so much of this other stuff? It was only taking away from the paper. I made a few judicious edits, and came up with the second version. The pearls were part of the sketch, so they stayed. I really liked the touch of ribbon on the oval, so it stayed. So did the embossing of the green cardstock, because it really went so well with the designer paper.
So, I learned that you can have a really beautiful card without going so far out into designer left field.
Edit, edit, edit!!!
I still like the first one. Lots. But I like the second one just a teensy bit more, because it talks a touch more softly. If you can say Ka-BAM! softly, that is.
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