House of Cards is having a Holiday Blog Hop Challenge.
Here is the beautiful inspiration photo:
I was first struck by how elegant the inspiration was.
Looking more closely, the plate rim really caught my eye.
I really wanted to make an elegant card and pretty quickly came up with a few ideas. I did a little stamping; spent a few days thinking about my idea and this morning sat down to put it together.
Let me tell you, it was Hideous, with a capital H. The hideousness of it made me laugh out loud. I didn't take a picture of it but even if I had I would have been too embarrassed to show it.
Here is what I changed it to:
My original actually had a crystal and pearls hanging from the center where the lamp is. Ugh.
I found some old Magenta Style brand stickers in my stash that were perfect.
A quick silver stamped sentiment from SU.
In the end I went back and added the touches of red and green even though they were not in the inspiration. It just seemed a little too stark to me.
Thanks for Visiting,