It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Design Process

Granted these are pretty simple cards, because I'm trying to get a stockpile of thank yous before my baby shower, but it does give you a little peek into my trial and error design process.

I started with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch from Karen, which you can see on this first front card. Now, I kept all of the cards, even the "mistakes" because I'm really trying to get some quick thank yous together. But, you can see that I didn't quite like the colors I used, so I switched to yellow polka dots, a green rattle, a blossom die cut rather than a plain circle, and green embellishments rather than teal. Trust me, the sketch is totally cute, but I just needed to move on. So I also made just one strip of wavy punched green. You can see these results in the second picture, rear card. I decided that I didn't like the two sizes of dots, so I switched to fewer, and all large, dots. Like I said, a very simple card, but...tada the Bethany Paull trial and error design process in motion. Even now, I'm wondering why I didn't pop up the blossom on dimensionals, ha!

I curved the clear sentiment stamp on my block to mimic the circle, then I drew the green border lines with a marker tracing a couple of circle nesties.
Oh, and here's a close up of my favorite of the bunch.
What's In It?
Stamps- Baby Button Bits, Polka dot basics, damask designs (PTI)
Paper- retired SU designer paper and dark pink, also celery (SU) and white (GP)
Ink- taken with teal, apricot appeal, celery (SU)
Other- Basic Grey pearls, Making Memories brads, EK Success punch, blossom and circle nesties, BG and PTI buttons, old olive marker


veronica said...

love them all!
i do like the first one with the pink polka dots, but i agree, i like the scalloped circle, better than the plain circle mat.

Unknown said...

Very cute cards Bethany! Great job getting ahead! :)

Dawn Easton said...

These are sooooooooooo sweet, Bethany! I love them all! Remember we are our own worst critic when it comes to anything ;)

Hope all is going well for you!!

Alex said...

These are super cute and sweet Bethany, love the pink polka dots one, just adorable! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are adorable Bethany! I can't believe little bambino will be here soon! You and Josh must be so excited!