Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Process of Tweaking a Design

After yesterday's card, I wanted to make another version inspired by that wonderful "tag with two shapes and a sentiment" on Linda's gorgeously embellished card, but I wanted my second card to look and feel completely different.

It does.

The layout had to be tweaked, though. Here's yesterday's card again for comparison....

The sentiment strip on the pink card is much shorter than on the blue card, and putting it in the same place made the tag look EXTREMELY top-heavy. Note that the vine background is very organic and open, while the text background on yesterday's card was dense and linear. Those open vines just couldn't bear the weight of the hot pink flowers and high-up sentiment.

So I spread out the elements by moving the sentiment to the bottom of the tag. Unfortunately, the pink ink of the sentiment wasn't quite strong enough to draw the eye from the two large flowers, so a third, small flower gets the job done.

I love both of these cards for different reasons. The pink one is light and fresh and full of movement. The blue one is sparkly and text-y and crisp.

Inspiration as lovely as Linda's can take you places that you never would have gone on your own...and sometimes even to places that are significantly different from the inspiration itself.

Creativity can be such a delightful and satisfying journey.

Supplies for Pink Card
stamps: Papertrey Turning a New Leaf, Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental
ink: Memento Luxe rose bud, Impress Fresh Ink basil
paper: Papertrey white, unknown shimmery hot pink card stock
accessories: flower punches, half pearls, dimensionals, corner rounder


  1. Love the lightness of this one. Lovely to see different takes on the same inspiration.

    1. Thanks, Janet. I just love experimenting with variations on a good idea!


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