Friday, December 5, 2014

Litte Buddy Birthday Card Makeovers: Before & After

I asked my friend Jen Davidson to be a "Guest Artist" for my Team Newsletter this fall. She picked the Little Buddy Birthday stamp set from my stash and created a set of cards. Jen felt limited with her supplies and struggled to find her Little Buddy mojo. I think her cards just needed a little more color. I sat down with the intention of just re-stamping the images in black and coloring them, but I ended up adding a few more tweaks. Here are the Before & After photos of two of the cards.
Before
Stampin' Up! Little Buddy Birthday card #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
After

For the first card, I kept the same Strawberry Slush card base and designer paper layers. My original intention was to just re-stamp the dinosaur in black and color with markers, but when I added the balloon, the image no longer fit in the Chalk Talk framelit shape. Whenever I introduce a new color on a project, I try to use it more than once, so I added layers of Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight to go with the markers I used to color the dinosaur. Finally, I added white ribbon to pull it all together.

Before
Stampin' Up! Little Buddy Birthday card #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
After
For the second card, I used the same piece of Designer Paper and turned it to go horizontally across the card. I used the same Strawberry Slush banner, but cut down the stamped image on a smaller square. I stamped the parrot in black ink and colored with markers. I layered these pieces on Crisp Cantaloupe to contrast with the Strawberry Slush. Finally, I introduced another stamped image (the cake) in the corner of the card for added interest.

It's amazing how a little bit of color can make all the difference! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these card makeovers!

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3 comments:

knotwork said...

Thanks - I love the "makeover" idea because, like Jen, I struggle with figuring out how to go from "eh" to "yeah" using just the supplies I have. These two makeovers are GREAT ways to see how a more experienced stamper would kick it up.

- Jodi (MoonlightIL)

KornerKrafter said...

wow, such a wonderful difference! I hope I can remember these tips to kick my cards up!

LesleyG said...

The difference is amazing, and your tips so useful, I will try that next time. Thanks for sharing! xxx