This card took forever to complete-mostly because I kept changing it. I had first stamped the flowers all on the same panel. Then, I decided I didn't like that so I cut them apart. Then they each needed a mat, but I first had to cut them smaller so they would still fit on the card front. I ended up adhereing the orange and blue flower panels straight to the card and popped the purple one up on dimensional adhesive. I then tied a lovely, silky white bow around the bottom of the card but decided it was too fancy looking for the whimsical images. I took the white ribbon off and decided to go with a sentiment instead. I chose the sentiment from PTI's Friends til the End set. I wanted to make the sentiment multicolored to bring out the colors of the flowers and tried to use markers to achieve the look. However, the markers were not working-the image was too light and not very crisp. I decided to stamp the sentiment in different colors and just cut out the pieces I wanted and adhere them over the main sentiment. I like it, but I wonder...does it make it look a little ransom note-ish? LOL I then adhered the sentiment to a piece of ribbon, attached it to the card and was finally done. Oh, I also added some little rhinestones to the center of the flowers. Do you ever have a card like this that you just can't seem to get right?
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Stamps-Papertrey Ink (springtime doodles, friends til the end
Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (white), Stampin Up (old olive, rich razzleberry)
Ink-Stampin Up (rich razzleberry, old olive, pumpkin pie, bermuda bay)
Ribbon-Stampin Up (old olive)