My Ugly Card – It happens

Well this card was good in theory.

Maybe you will like it.

It’s not totally hideous but it’s very busy and I just don’t like busy.  But I wanted to use the frog and that mushroom paper but I just don’t think it came together well.

What do you think?

What elements of this card do you think could be changed to improve it?

Generally speaking I am a clean and simple stamper.

This is what happens when you don’t follow who you are! LOL.  You get a big mess.


+ Here’s a tip, don’t CASE this card.

+ If you do CASE this card, fix it and send me a photo of it better than I did it.

I did create a video to show you how I put this card together.

I am being pretty hard on it.  It’s not the most hideous thing I’ve ever made, but close.

9 thoughts on “My Ugly Card – It happens”

  1. I agree~you are too funny. I don’t have this paper yet or I WOULD case this card–maybe put a vellum oval over the DSP to soften the background and make the frog standout? Not sure, but I have used vellum like that many times before. I don’t think the card is too busy at all. I really like the fussy cut elements. Don’t ditch it. Actually a great card!

  2. Love the look on your face! I don’t think this card is ugly-I can’t imagine an ugly card by you! I like the card especially fussy cutting of the mushroom, love this DSP. I think I would eliminate the leaves.

    • Oh, you had me laughing at this one!!! Your facial expression is priceless but so is your card!!! I like it and I think I would have had the oval die-cuts all going in the same direction and maybe even the darker one peeping out behind that great mushroom background paper!!! Liking that paper!!! This card is a keeper no matter how you feel about it!!! Hugs

  3. Your card is not ugly. and I am going to try and CASE it since I just got that DSP and haven’t opened it yet, along with the frog framelits. I love the little mushroom popped up…. I look forward to reading your blog, watching your videos, I learn so much. THANK YOU! for sharing all your talents.

  4. I would have used the DSP for a background to the whole card and picking up a color to back the Frog then maybe some of the leaves with another color from the DSP and then a small banner for the sentiment

  5. You has me at UGLY! This video is hilarious. Thanks for the giggles.

    Suggestion, die cut the dsp in the large oval and cut a smaller oval in grapefruit grove, the poppy parade is overpowering.

    Appreciate the laughs, and I needed that!!! (Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.)


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