2 November 2012

You Win Some, You Lose Some

You may wonder what the title of this post means, well here are some cards that I don't like that I have made. I do not know why I don't like them, there is just something about them that I am not happy with. They are both using Clearly Besotted Stamps which I love but I just don't like the design on the card .... I think? ... I don't know!! Anyway i thought I would share them anyway.
 
The first card uses the Twinkle Toes set along with the sentiment. I have stamped the ballerina using Versamark and then used SU! Heat & Stick with Dazzle Diamonds - first time I have used this technique. The sparkle looks much better in real life!


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The second card uses Versamark to stamp the flower image from the Blooming Marvellous set and then I have gone over with clear embossing powder. The sentiment from the Butterfly Wishes set has been stamped on vellum and wrapped around the panel.


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Thanks for visiting me today, do you ever have the same problem? You don't like the card you have made but not sure why? I would love to hear your comments.

14 comments:

  1. I think your cards are beautiful. I love the Kraft. and yes, a ton of my cards Im thinking, how did this end up like this? I definitely lose more than I win, that is for shee.

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  2. I love them both Michelle they are gorgeous.Caroline xxx

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  3. I think you're being for too critical Michelle! I think both cards are fantastic - the originality of both is what I admire in particular :) Big thumbs up from me! xxx

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  4. Yes, sometimes I have that very same problem, but you really don't have to worry about these two designs...they both look great!

    xx

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  5. Hi Michelle
    Two fabulous card.....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  6. I love love the bottom one, if you are not happy with it, what about adding a butterfly on one of the flowers maybe??? I love it just the way it is personally lol xx

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  7. I know the feeling, but I spend the next 4 hours tweeking until it looks ok!!! I really like the second card, think I may CASE it!

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  8. Both the techniques are fab and the design are great too.......

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  9. I think they are gorgeous...we are our own worst critic when it comes to our own work...lol...you are amazing and have a fabulous style....have you have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  10. Oh yes, I often feel like that about my cards!

    These are both lovely though. I really LOVE the second one, looks absolutely gorgeous to me :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  11. Well, I have to agree with everyone else - these are gorgeous. The designs are stylish and I love the soft colours.
    I hope enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Sue

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  12. Hey Michelle, I love all your cards, but I thought if Michelle says there's something wrong with them then maybe I can find out what's wrong and try and help!

    So I looked them over, nup, couldn't see anything wrong! So I stared at them then I stared some more and the only little tweaks I could come up with, now they are teeny tweaks is :

    1. The top one, the ballerina might be too flat?? She's a dancer, she should be pirouetting across the card so maybe cut out and mount the ballerina onto 3D foam pads for some dimension?

    2. I agree with Alex a dainty butterfly, die cut in white to tie everything together a little better??

    Don't kno if it will, but I hope that helps, but to be honest your cards are lovely leaving them as they are!!

    Big hugs
    Roni :D xox

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  13. I love both cards, in particular the second one which I wouldn't change at all.
    This isn't a criticism at all, but I wonder if you don't like the first one because the edges of the ballerina are quite "soft"? Your cards are normally crisp & clean, she doesn't stand out as much as your images normally do. I still think it's lovely, though:-)

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  14. love them both Michelle!! stunning xx

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