Today I had a lot to do, but I was having severe withdrawals from creating, so I did this card in little bits all day long. Sometimes that's not a good idea, because when I went to photograph it tonight, I realized that I put the sentiment on in the wrong direction!!! Right now, the card's fold is on the bottom! Luckily all I will have to do is cut the card on the fold and attach it to a new card, and it will be fine.
I had no idea what I was going to make for a card, so I went through some of my older papers, and found one that had lilac photographs all over it. I decided to frame the lilacs with this MS Punch Around the Page, so it would look like an old fashioned hanky under the lilacs. After mounting the lilacs, and matting everything with plain lilac paper and gold mirror card, it looked like there was too much white, so I shaded it with Brilliance ink, and liked it better.
I went around the lilacs with a gold Gellyroll pen because my PenTouch pens are pretty empty, then decided to color in the punched flowers with the same gold.
The sentiment is from JustRite, and was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with gold EP, then cut with Spellbinders Labels One. It was also shaded with the same Brilliance ink and mounted dimensionally onto a little doily cut with Decorative Labels one.
Last, I added some Prima and Recollections flowers, and some leaves I punched with a McGill punch. I wish I had done more to the leaves, but by that time, I was late starting dinner, so I just added gold to them. I also kind of messed up the sentiment by trying to outline it with my almost empty PenTouch pen.
Last I added Liquid Pearls, and tried to photograph it. That's when I found out the fold was on the bottom. It could have been worse though, the card is really very pretty in person.
Registered: January 3, 2010 Location: Vancouver, B.C. Posts: 347
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:56 PM
I think this is a beautiful card! Whatever flaws you described, I didn't see. I love your idea of placing fabric flowers on top of a floral print. Your attention to detail in this card is very impressive.