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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Tip

Before I post a picture of today's card, I think it requires a little bit of a back-story.
I have a ton of pictures I have saved over the years for inspiration. When I am not feeling inspired I go through these saved images or I start blog hopping. I am not sure where the card came from that I used for inspiration but I have to say this, IT WAS ADORABLE. What I am about to share with you is not.

something went terribly wrong in my card....

Tuesday's Tip: Sometimes you just have to make the ugly card.

I feared as I worked on this card that my creative juices were gone, dried up like an old well. I pushed through and finished the ugly card and went on to create 8 other cards that I liked. Whew!

Okay... here it is.... no laughing -


okay and since you have had to look at this sad little card, I will throw in another tip... Two-fer-Tuesday (two  tips that is )
I USUALLY try to figure out what it is I am responding to in a card I like. Is it the colors? Is it the layout? Is it the sentiment? Is it the layers? Or a combination of any of them.

In this case the original card was done in bright yellows and a touch of red. It was so cute.
I didn't have any bright yellow ribbon or buttons, so I went with what I had. And since I was toning down the yellow, I thought I should bring down the red to a bright pink.
Sometimes this is the only way to figure out what it is you love about a card.

Just remember next time you create something that leaves you less than thrilled, push on through it.
Keep making cards. You will find your mojo again.

3 comments:

Karen said...

You're too funny...that is one heavy card! I've made many of the "ugly cards" but I'm not brave enough to post them...you're cool like that.
~Karen (sterling scrapper)

Amanda said...

Wow. That's one ugly card, Joan. I love that you kept it and managed to get something good out of it, though. The power of positive thinking, I guess. :)

Alli Link said...

Just seeing this today...you were right...it's not a pretty card. But I LOVE that you shared it anyway...it makes me feel SO MUCH better! It's true...sometimes you just have to 'work thru' a card and then you get your mojo back. There are quite a few good techniques and ideas in this card...some of which I will be using...but not all in the same card. :D

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