Done is Better Than Perfect

Or is it?

Hi! How are you? I’m posting from my friend’s beautiful Colorado home set at an altitude of 7,000 feet. The view out the front is of pine-tree covered mountains. Looking to the back are mountains with a high vertical wall of red stone set in a national forest. Right now, everything is blanketed in a layer of snow. It’s gorgeous!

Now, on to the card. I enjoy participating in card challenges and the prompts help to inspire me with new card ideas. And, who doesn’t want a chance to win a gift certificate to your favorite stamp company? So, in my haste to submit a card before the deadline and trying to get to bed at a reasonable time, I submitted this card.

Lawn Fawn’s I Like Naps stamp set

The image is a darling sloth from Lawn Fawn filled in with colored pencils from Luminance by Caran D’Ache. But, in my rush to submit the card and go to bed, one heart is not colored and leaves are left oddly floating by the tree branch.

The same card after a few adjustments

The next morning I caught the mistakes and made a few adjustments. I stamped, colored, and die cut a couple of leaves so the floating leaves are “connected” to the tree. The heart is now colored and a tiny amount of dimension was added to all the hearts with a liquid enamel and a few highlights were added with a white gel pen. Little changes, but the card looks complete.

Done may be better than perfect, but, a second look at a project can make a big difference.

Bye for now. I hope you’ll drop by again.


  • Lawn Fawn I like Naps stamp set and dies
  • Luminance colored pencils by Caran D’ache
  • Neenah Dessert Storm 📝
  • Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Ink
  • White gel pen by Gelly Roll
  • Snarky Stickers from Tim Holtz

Published by Di Wong

Wife, mother, and maker of pretty things.

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