Saturday, January 10, 2009

What's your opinion?

While DH is watching football tonight, I decided to spend some much needed time in my stamp room.

As I looked at my cluttered table, I decided to challenge myself and my creativity. The challenge was to use things that were laying on top of my table. I couldn't get out any new paper or stamps, I could only use what was already out. However, I did decide that it was okay to dig through my embellishments and ribbon. So this is what I came up with...

To make this card I used a "Happy Birthday" cutout that I made using my Cricut. (originally this cutout was suppose to be for DH's b-day card) The dp is "Black Brown Tiles" from The Paper Studio. I also used SU!'s paper and ribbon.

The card is definitely different, but I think it works.

You may be wondering why I have two pics of the same card on this post. Well the first card is my original design. After I finished my card I showed DH and he politely asked "What's the deal with the bow?" I guess he thought it looked a little girly for the card! ;)
So what do you think? Should I keep the ribbon around the "Y" or loose it?


Pam Speidel said...

I didn't even notice the bow before I read your post! Now I can just hear Andy saying "what's with the bow?!" LOL :) Your card is terrific as it is and really doesn't need the bow. We need to get together so I can play with that Cricut too. And now that I can get onto blogger again, I will work on your new blog header too. Keep stampin!

Sherri Thacker said...

I think I have to agree with your DH, it looks great without the bow. The whole card is adorable. I am Sherri, a "stamping friend" of your moms from the Stamp Shack.

directmailscrapper said...

I love your card! The colors are terrific. I'd lose bow -- the letters are so much fun and kinda dramatic, I would clutter it up. What a great card for a guy!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

That's too funny. . .my husband would say something just like that too! LOL I think both cards are great. .. you can use the one with the bow for a female recipient! :) Glad you got to stamp!

Jean H. said...

Welcome back...I agree, I like it better without the ribbon.