Saturday, February 1, 2014

ohhhhhhhh the guilt!



This week at Just Us Girls, the challenge is this great CAS sketch from Maria. Naturally, I had to make a Valentine card. 




The first card I made (see card below the sketch) didn't have any stamping except for the sentiment. I really liked it- I really did. I loved the papers I used and how they just went together so well.  I kept looking at it and smiling and this little nagging guilt started rearing its head. The problem with the card was there WASN'T any stamping except for the sentiment. That just is not acceptable in my world. I am a stamper, I use dies folders etc as embellishments not the main focus. I even wrote a wee rant about it here.

So I got out my stamps and reworked the card. I tried to keep the same patterns on the nonstamped card because I really do like it. 



What do you all think, cheater card or stamped card? Am I nuts to even worry? Is this all a product of too much school work or work in general? Who knows? But please join us at Just US Girls with your take on Maria's sketch.


6 comments:

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I really like both versions! I love the stamping on the first heart, it is so elegant. Great job with this sketch.

Vicki Dutcher said...

HA! I can't tell you the number of cards I have made with only a sentiment! Guilt - no way baby - I still "made" it! :) I like your first one -- great use of the sketch and perfect sentiment

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm not able to discern any difference through the monitor, Sue T. They are both fantastic! But I'm for whatever makes your individual heart sing and no guilty voices appear! There is (hopefully) no judgment in our stamping community, only acceptance of our differences which is why I love it here so much! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

Many many of my cards only have a sentiment and most of the time I am alright with it. It just depends what kind of challenge it is for. I like them both equally...the second one is a little bolder and brighter!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Both cards are great! No guilt for sure when it is that beautiful! Great job!

Maria Levine said...

I think both versions of the card look fabulous!! Both slightly different but super cool! Great job with the sketch!