Then I started to lose my mojo. I originally had a piece of 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon going horizontally across the card under the oval plus the bow on top. I wasn't happy with it, but decided that we would get creative at the meeting to improve on the card. I didn't take a picture of that original card because I started pulling everything apart before I thought about a picture.
So I started by layering the Pear Pizzazz cardstock onto some Calypso Coral CS cut just slightly larger than the Pear. Too much of the Coral detracted from the softness of the card. Both got layered onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I also sponged the white oval with some Calypso Coral ink. Now we're getting a little better...
I still wasn't quite happy with it, but the other gals got working with their cards to see what they could come up with. We decided that the "winner" was Emily who cut out the butterflies with the Beautiful Wings embosslit and put them on either side of the oval. She also added larger pearls to the top and bottom images.
So, what would you do to improve on this card? We all agreed that maybe the Pear Pizzazz images from Best Friends Forever should have been softer - maybe stamped with VersaMark ink. But we all had fun coming up with different ideas on how to improve this card. Sometimes it helps to have others to bounce ideas off of when you're in a creative block.
We'd love to have you join us for our next meeting! When you join Stampin' Up! under me or any member of the Chalk-a-holics group, you are eligible to come to any of the meetings. The more the merrier! Contact me if you have any questions! Until next time...