April 18, 2016

create along with us

It is fascinating to see the different approaches to Papertrey Ink’s Create Along With Us challenge. When Nichole tells us to create our own version of a project that the design team shared during the release, I take it to mean that she has given me free rein to copy a DT member’s card – well, as best as I’m able with what I own. What intrigues me with others’ approaches is how a person is able to reinterpret a card in such a way that it no longer resembles the original; yet, when you read the explanation of the process, it makes perfect sense. I’m not sure if I take a duplicative approach because I am a literal person or because I am so enamored with the original design that I want one of my own to hold in my hands. Whatever my reason, the lovely card that chose to be my inspiration is Betsy’s “don’t dig up in doubt what you plant in faith” card, the last in the post.

Although this is a very close interpretation of Betsy’s card, I had to make some changes to the placement based on the stamps used. I picked the small roses stamp from The Sweet Life because it is a three-flower cluster with two layers of color, as is the original. (The middle layer of the roses was not stamped.) The sentiment from Garden Grace was used because of its similar type of proverbial message and it fit with the design. I did put some thought into my card!

While this is no Betsy card, I was pleased with how it turned out… until I noticed the stray ink that snuck on the front. After trying a few methods to hide the ink – obviously without success – I told my daughter that if the recipient mentioned the goof, they just wouldn’t have to be subjected to another of my cards in the future. How’s that for being an adult?!

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