Whenever I have a card that I’m not happy with, I show it to Rachel and ask, “How can I fix this?” She’s amazing! Here’s a “Patterned Resist” card I made, but I just didn’t like it.
I embossed the Swallowtail with clear powder, then sponged Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz and Garden Green around the image. Then I stamped the sentiment in Soft Sky and added it under a Soft Sky patterned paper flower.
Rachel suggested that I nix the darker Garden Green ink and stamp the sentiment in a darker ink. The Garden Green kind of distracts the eye.
These were simple changes, but what a difference it made!
It’s much softer, and the sentiment (from Banner Greetings) really pops in Island Indigo ink. I need to add just a bit more ink around the center of the butterfly, but all in all, I like it much better.
Rachel is think about starting a blog – “Rachel Says…” If you want, you can send her cards (either real or digital) and she’ll give you ideas to give the card a different look.
Leave me a message if you’re interested and I’ll pass the info on to Rachel. I’ll also post a link when she gets her blog up and running.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy – and have a wonderful day!
I LIKE it!!
Beautiful soft card
I like the changes Rachel suggested. I think it would be fun to have a “Rachel says” web site, even though I don’t know Rachel!
I talk about her so much, I forget others don’t know who she is!! Rachel will be my daughter-in-law in October!!! She was an art major and has taught art classes, and she has wonderful ideas about how to make people say, “Wow!”