Today I wanted to make a card for my cousin's daughter's FIRST BIRTHDAY. I started with an idea I found on SplitCoastStampers, and went to play. The first one I wasn't so thrilled with, but I was getting there:
I looked at it, yep, there it was. Thing is, I wasn't too thrilled with it. I like the concept, it was getting there, but something was off and I wasn't sure what.
So I went back to SplitCoast and looked around again, pulled up my original inspiration from my favorites on there and compared notes. For one thing, They "did more" with the ribbon, a small piece that made a little loop. Plus, there were brads, I love brads! Finally, there was a border punch too.
So back to my table I go with the first card next to me and the new ideas in my head. I played and colored and changed some stuff. First, I colored the bear with Stampin Write Markers instead of the watercolor pencils. Paid more attention to lining up the balloon to where I thought it should be (good thing paper is double sided so I could do it twice and choose the option I liked better!) Then to play again with the Big Shot, ad my layers, the ribbon and then the brads. Finally, I taped everything together. Much better I think, I am sure that Emery could care less, she is more into the wrapping paper, but I like the card now and hope mom will too!