Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm Happy For You



I was unimpressed with the card when I finished it. 
 The bold colors and patterns were out of my comfort zone.
 I almost didn't post this card originally
 but it grew on me when I took another look at it the day after I made it. 

 And that is when I started making changes
and also when I realized that I had never taped the layers together. 
 LOL -
 Sometimes I need to slow down a little.
  I have begun putting a DOT of tape to each layer to help me with my layouts
 (they are always sliding around or blowing off my work table) 
- and quite honestly,
 I started photographing the card and noticed it was
 crooked on the cardstock, as I was "straightening" it I noticed that I had never secured it fully.


 This card layout was inspired by The Deconstructed Sketch No. 84 @ http://deconstructingjen.com/deconstructed-sketch-no-84/.

The colors and sentiment were added to comply with
 365 Cards Day 8 - Loud and Proud (using bold colors and a sentiment of congratulations) @ http://365cards.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-8-loud-and-proud.html and
 Cute Card Thursday's Challenge 251 - Beat The Blues (blue color/something upbeat) @ http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2013/01/challenge-251-beat-blues.html

I planned on using this old Sunflower Stamp but realized that it was 
WAY too big for this project. 

 The papers are from my stash and have been there for ages - time to use them. 

 As you can see, they are actually from a "scrap pack" that I bought at WalMart years ago.
Most of the layers were cut using the
 Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B (since it's the only one I own, right now)

 I'm hoping for the A set in the near future.


The flower stamp was a Christmas gift from my daughter (thanks, Ash). 

 It's from the Studio g collection.  Great little stamps for a very cheap price.

Wishing everyone a beautiful and blessed Monday!
Until next time.

6 comments:

  1. What a fabulous card, love the details! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

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  2. Beautiful card, thanks for adding a sentiment with us at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  3. Beautiful card, thanks for adding a sentiment with us at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  4. great card honey - Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xx

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