Oct 27 2008

A Graceful Remake

Published by at 1 00 am under General Purpose Cards,Our Daily Bread

My original card just wasn’t cutting it for me — nothing terribly wrong with it — but it just looked plain, unfinished. This original card was made for a color challenge at SCS a few months backand I uploaded it over there, but never did post it on my blog as I just felt it wasn’t quite *right*. So this evening I decided to try to do something about it. Let me show you the original, the remake, and then I’ll explain what I did.


I just thought it was so plain, something was lacking, maybe the colors were poor choices for this card — here’s the remake I did this evening.


I think it’s a huge improvement — how about you? My remake is large, a full sheet folded in half, so its 8.5 x 5.5. I took my original card and cut the front of the card off — and there you go, an image panel to work with! The only thing I did to that image was to add the black pearls. I think you can see them better here.


Just a little thing, but they added a lot! I then white embossed my sentiment along the bottom of my new card front, scored a partial line a little above my sentiment using my Scor-It. It adds so much IRL, but is barely visible in my photo above — but if you look real closely you can see it. I then adhered my image panel to the card and I was done! A remake that made a dramatic difference (in my opinion anyway), but took only a very short amount of time. I do feel so much better about this card now!!!

Stamps: Cross of Christ by Our Daily Bread, Graceful Wordsby SU

Paper: Cameo Coral, Sahara Sand, Black, White

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Craft White, VersaMark

Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilities and Tag dieby Spellbinders, Scor-It, White Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Cording, Pearls, Mounting Tape, Cropadile, Eyelet, Ticket Corner Punch

That does it for tonight again! Thanks again so much for taking your time to stop in. I truly do appreciate it!!! Wishing you all awonderful week ahead!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “A Graceful Remake”

  1. Maren says:

    So gorgeous! I love how you added those black pearls. Something so little but adds SO much! TFS!

  2. WOW! What a big difference this change makes it was very nice before but after it really is special.

  3. Janine says:

    Love the second one Sharon.. Just a few tweaks and an amazing transformation. Have a great week too.!!

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your remake is just beautiful! It is amazing what a difference colors can make and just those little extra things gives it a new look!


  5. shelly says:

    Nice remake Sharon, I especially like the black pearls.

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    Girl, I think you’re loco! Both cards are fabulously (is that a word?) gorgeous! Truly Sharon, the first card is a beauty! I love the second version as well. I think you’ve got the midas touch . . . everything you touch turns to gold!

  7. Kelly says:

    When I saw the first one, I thought, well, that’s pretty! But the second is really gorgeous. It’s a beautiful card and I’m sure he will feel appreciated!! Should go make one for our pastors….!!!

  8. Cindy H. says:

    This is so stunning!! The black really makes it all pop and the Scor-It line and sentiment help to balance the whole card. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing

  9. Shirley Lee says:

    It’s amazing what the small details make a card go from simple to stunning. Your cards are always so lovely. Love the black pearls and the ribbon inside the oval.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, Ca

  10. Rose Ann says:

    Both are very beautiful, but I DO love the addition of the pearls!! Gorgeous!!

  11. Sita says:

    Beautiful card.Love then both,but the second one give look better.Love the black pearls.

  12. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, I absolutely love those cards. The remake is an elegant beauty.


  13. I love them both….but the “Rejoice” adds so much to the card! Such a beautiful card, with such beautiful meaning….thank you!

  14. Nancy says:

    Wow. The card looked great before, but with your changes it is really outstanding!

  15. Mari says:

    I’ve been doing some remaking, too! Amazing what a difference it can make. I absolutely think the 2nd one is better. It really POPS! 🙂

  16. Mary R. says:

    Hi Sharon! I think it is a gorgeous card. You really made a huge difference adding the black. Now it has oomph! I thought I was the only one who ripped their cards apart after looking at them for a while! LOL

  17. Kathie says:

    Wow, now it really pops!! A beautiful card! AND now we know the secrets when we get the bigger cards, I know that happens to me too! Thanks for the before and after!!

  18. leslierich says:

    Gosh, Sharon, I would have thought the first card was just beautiful, but seeing the remake–wow! The second card almost looks like a beautiful prayer book or something of the sort. It’s just stunning! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  19. Rhonda K. says:

    I really love them both, you did a wonderful job. The new one make a more “stand out” WOW! It pops off the card more to me. However, again I think you did great on them both. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Judy Davis says:

    I went to their website and I could not find this cross. I hope it isn’t retired.

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