Stamp-a-Faire 2014: Exploring the 1940's
August Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop...

Time After Time Challenge...


We are coming to the end of the day!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the Papertrey Ink SAF challenges and festivities!  Right now the DT is going to share some oooold projects with you.  Nichole challenged each of us to find a card from our early card making days, share it with you, and also create a new, up-dated card based on our original.  Fun!  

I could not find any of my really early cards lying around, so I had to dig through the files on my computer.  It's too bad, really...because I know there were some real gems created about 12 years ago.  ha!  I came across this baby card though, from back in 2007...

Beautiful Baby

Eek...a little scary, huh?  I was obviously into a more grungey look back then.  I think my style has evolved and become cleaner in the past 7 years.  The colors still feel pretty me, though...I like the embossed white (minus the dirty brown edges) and I'm always a sucker for pink.  One element that struck me as still being sort of on-trend was the letter "b" used as a negative.  The font is dated, but the concept remains trendy today.  I kind of took that as my inspiration and created this much more subdued version...


I think the tools we have available today make us able to create things that are more refined original card has a scallop border that was made with decorative scissors.  My updated version features a diecut scalloped edge, which just looks cleaner (and straighter - who could ever cut straight with those things???).  I diecut the "B" using the Bookpring Upper Alphabet dies and added a sentiment from the Boutique Borders: Baby set.  I wasn't as in to stamping 7 years ago as I am today, so there was no stamping on my original card, where today's version is pretty much all stamped.  I added the little flower sprig from the Make It Market: County Fair kit to the left side of the "B".  Some other elements from the original that I incorporated into the new card are the embossing in the background as well as the buttons.


Want to see more old and new cards from the DT?  I know I'm definitely going to be hopping around taking a look at these!  How fun!

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