Thursday, September 27, 2012

From UGH lee To Not Too Bad

So yesterday I showed ya'll the UGH lee card I was working on and I was hoping I could salvage the poor thing. I always forget what a little embellishing can do for something and while I could have done more I was still pretty happy with the results, not overboard happy, but just happy it was acceptable enough that I didn't have to toss it in the trash!

I embossed the main mat to add some interest and now it might be too interesting...or busy but I still think it made it look better.  The folder I used is a Darice folder that I got from Consumer Crafts. I don't remember the name of it and when I looked online I couldn't find it but it is similar to Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls but has a little more flourish design and some dots to it. I have really liked all the folders I have gotten from Consumer Crafts and they have always left a good crisp impression.

I used the Stampin Up Bird punch for adding some leaves to break up the background a little. I punched out 3 leaf branches and glued them down under the flower.

I decided to add a few dots of Liquid Pearls to the flower center. I used Chestnut and it seemed to go really well with the Stampin Up Really Rust ink and paper I was using. The ink for the flower is Mellow Moss stamped on a light blue swirl paper but that doesn't show well in the picture. The flower is punched with the Blossom Punch from Stampin Up. Come to think of it I think the stamp set is called Blossom as well.

I turned up the edges of the flower for some dimension and also pop dotted it on the card. Ya'll know by now I can't do a project without pop dottin somethin!!

And here is a side by side comparison of the UGH lee card and the "it'll pass" card. I guess some embellishment really can salvage even the most horrid of projects!!


  1. Quite a transformation! It's darling, really!!

  2. Way to go! You saved the card great job.
    Linda in Stanwood

  3. Yep, adding the punched leaves keeps the flower from just floating in space.

    Are you still going to let me have these for OWH? LOL!

  4. What a transformation. Love it.

  5. Beautiful card Okie! Have missed seeing your creations on the mb.