I am ready for the weekend. What about you? This is my submission for this week's CARDS magazine challenge to use floral paper. I have a tough time with floral stuff. I really want to create vintage shabby chic cards that scream girlie but alas, I am not successful. I ooh and awww when I see the likes of Sarah Martina, and Melissa Phillips post wonderful cards that scream feminine and frilly. I'll keep working on developing that part of my style. My mom has always said I didn't like it or wouldn't wear it if it wasn't cotton. I guess, just like my clothing choices, I struggle with frilly cards. Doesn't mean I do not love them when I see them.
I used the Clean & Simple FTL 93 sketch as the foundation of this card. OK, what you need to know is the center strip is moved up because it hides a multitude of unhappy accidents. I experimented with some folding and distressing of the paper and let's just say, NOT successful. Love being able to hide a mess with another layer of craftiness. This pic shows the layers little more clearly and highlights the hidden section.
I am excited to go blackberry picking tomorrow with a group of girlfriends and then have lunch. Sounds like a good start to a Saturday. What do you have planned?
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you.
Your Next Stamp - Buttons
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Floral Delights
Stamps:Floral Fusion (PTI)
Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Paper: al la Carte, Amplified (American Crafts), White Card Blank, black cardstock (Michael's)
Other: Pearls (Paper Studio, Recollections), miscellaneous buttons