Friday, September 4, 2009

Like Flowers...

This card was frustrating as well as fun!! I took a while to think about Taylor's sketch challenge, I wanted to do something different than an image in the smallest panel and didn't want to put a sentiment in the circle area. Talk about putting yourself up to the challenge!!! I haven't figured out how I am going to manage my first idea yet, still thinking!!! My second idea didn't work, I spent a lot of time trying, finally accepting it just wasn't going to work. This was my third idea!!! And like my card I shared earlier, it looked better in my head than how it turned out!! With this idea I was determined to work Gina's technique challenge on Stamp TV into it!! She wants us to create some type of sewing element on our card. I have cross stitched for years and love when I can stitch on a card, my two crafty loves wrapped into one!!! I wasted a lot of paper (and time!!!) trying to get the waves to work all around the card, that was a challenge in itself, finally settling on punching just 2 sides. I love this sentiment from Gina's Elegant Flowers set, though I think if I do this card again, either use a smaller panel or a larger sentiment!!! I would have liked my ribbon rose larger but I will need to find wider ribbon for that!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by again today!!!
Stamps: Gina K Elegant Flowers
Paper: Papertrey Raspberry Fizz & Plum Pudding, Curious Iridescent Poison Ivory
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Tools/Accessories: Raspberry Fizz & Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, EK Success Dotted Wave Punch, Needle Necessities Overdyed Floss 1931


  1. this is adorable, luv how it turned out...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Lori, this is wonderful!!! Love how you did the border punch on two sides and the accenting with the rainbow stitching is terrific!!! Great looking card!!!


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