Monday, May 10, 2010

What would I do..

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)
rhinestones

8 comments:

BonnieRose said...

ohhh I love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is super CUTE!!

Laurie said...

So cute! Love the colorful sentiment!

Terri said...

Nice job! I like the way it came out. I have had this happen to me too and those cards are the ones that people like the best.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I think it's lovely - the way it's all pieced together gives it a very arty look!

Barbara said...

I LOVE the way you did the sentiment! Very trendy and colorful! Great card!

Sue Ann said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE .........

Keva said...

Oh yes..I do that all of the time..just keeping going and changing..love it! LOL

I love the way it turned out..love the sentiment and don't think it looks ransomy in any way. :o)