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Transformation Thursday: Step Down

Hello, my friends!  Today I have decided to share with you a Transformation Thursday Post versus our regular Throwback because I am super excited to show you how minimalism can actually enhance your projects.  Sometimes, less truly can be more.

My friend, Stephanie, owns a local Paint & Sip Studio, here in town.  (She is amazing, everyone!  I cannot paint, but she has helped me get over that fear and enjoy creating on an actual canvas!  Visit her website here for more information on the Studio.)

Stephanie asked me to make her some thank you cards to send to some of her clients.  So, I started on my task.  I had wanted to keep these rather simple, as they will all be mailed and I don't want a lot of embellishments to get ruined during delivery.

Here is my first attempt:

It calls for a basic Whisper White A2 card base with a layer of Whisper White popped up with some Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used a combination of stamps from Painter's Palette, Playful Backgrounds, and Mixed Drinks to create the image.  I really felt that the card was lacking, so I added a banner with the "Thanks" sentiment and I was still not completely pleased.

So, I called upon some other creative minds and I asked for some input to make this look a little better.  With the removal of a few elements and the addition of some texture, here's the transformed finished product:


The basic elements are the same, but some minor tweaks and it looks so much nicer and cleaner!

Take a look at the side by side comparison:


I removed the "Thanks" banner, used the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder, popped up the inside of the wine glass with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional, and removed the push pin.  While it doesn't say "Thank you" on the outside, the inside can hold the sentiment and still have the same impact.

So tell me what you think of my Transformation Thursday!  Which card do you like better??


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