I've discussed here before that I don't ever really CASE a card 100%; I always change something to make it my own. Most of the time that's because I don't have the same materials - card stock, dies, stamps, whatever; but it's MORE because I feel I have to change it. I HAVE to.
To show you want I mean ... this week I saw two cards that sent me into CASE mode. First is this one from JoanB. It sent me off in search of a flower die-cut I could use. I REALLY wanted to get my paws on that Silhouette cut file, and I eventually found it, but not until after I'd finished my card. I even spent a few hours trying to draw my own in Silhouette Studio! In the end, I used a die from poppystamps and made this:
I called it done.
Next was this card from Wendy W. Yeah, it was a green week. Here's my version, then I have a sob story for you:
Here is my box of Every Color Neutral Ribbon But The One I Need:
- too skinny
Then I spotted this:
Nope - brown.
And oh, look - two whites with black spots:
But No. Black. With. White. Spots. Sigh. I called it a night and went to bed.
So this morning I convinced myself I needed to go to Mike's to fix this problem. I even showered before 9 am! Then I talked myself out of it, because I don't need no stinkin' black ribbon with white spots. I CAN BE DIFFERENT! So I layered a scrap of white taffeta dotted ribbon over a piece of black satin:
It's different, and I like it! :) You can also see my sentiment is different. I used (FOR THE FIRST TIME) my Four Frames set and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the sentiment. I punched the flowers from Pool Party.
I kinda like my versions of both of these cards. :)
Oh, and mark your calendars for next weekend: the March VSN weekend over on Splitcoast is Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th! I'm hosting one of the challenges, so be sure to stop by and play!
Thanks for stopping by!