Wednesday, December 31, 2008

...Remake Wednesday #1

I have decided to make every Wednesday a "Remake Wednesday". I will be taking an old card (what I like to consider "Vintage Mercy"), and updating it. Today will be my first installment! I will be showing the picture of the old card first, then the new and improved one. I will also be listing what I've changed on the new one (ex: colors, stamps, embellishments, etc). I will be using the same stamp set on the updated one when possible. On occasion, however, I will have to substitute a newer set for the simple fact that I no longer have all of my older ones. Here we go!

"Vintage Simply Said" (~2003)
"New & Improved Simply Said" (2008)
Changes made:
  • Used the hearts in "Simply Said" instead of the flowers
  • Matted the green panel with Basic Black Cardstock
  • Used Kiwi Kiss Cardstock instead of Certainly Celery
  • Added the small heart from "Short & Sweet" in place of the white flowers (I colored both of these with the White Signo Gel Pen)
  • Added a band of Basic Black Cardstock behind the focal image
  • Added paper piercing around both panels
  • Used wider, striped ribbon instead of thin gingham ribbon (Love the new ribbon widths! What was I thinking with that tiny ribbon?!?)
  • I opted out of sponging or distressing the edges of the focal panel...I like the clean edges
  • Used three Silver Brads instead of two black brads (I also added black cardstock circles behind the silver brads)
  • Used Dimensionals (They really made a difference)

That is it for today! Thanks for coming by today! There are alot of wonderful changes to my blog for the next year. I am on an unusual organizing spree (if you know anything about me you know that this is a HUGE lie...I am always organizing something!) I can't wait to share all of my new ideas with you...but one thing at a time! ;) Until tomorrow...

Supplies (for the new sample):
Stamps: Simply Said, Canvas BG, Short & Sweet
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On Ink, Real Red Classic Ink
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, scissors, real red striped grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, 1/4" circle punch, white signo gel pen


Marie said...

Love it, love it!! What a fun idea - I will look forward to more of your re-makes. This one is super cute!!!

Tina said...

Both are lovely cards, awesome job on the remake.

Nancy Riley said...

What a fun idea, Mercy! I'll be looking forward to seeing this segment from you each Wednesday! GREAT job!

patti said...

What a great idea! You should make it a weekly challenge!

apigonfire said...

I love your remade card! (The first one wasn't bad either! lol) I love the hearts on the background - so cute and it looked like dp!
Thanks for the inspiration!