Sunday, September 5, 2010
This card just gave me fits to make. I struggled with the layout, the embellishments, and the color scheme. I'll admit that I got up and walked away a couple of times before this one was finished! I knew I was using the Prima roses, but I just couldn't decide on a color scheme. Finally, I forced myself to just go with Basic Grey "Capella" as I had some left over strips that I thought I'd be able to use up on the 2 panels. Then I couldn't decide on which of my new Verve stamps I wanted to use. I eventually decided to use the frame from Fabulous You and the sentiment from Dream Big. I used kraft as the center panel just to try something different and to incorporate some of the browns in the dp.
Then I just added my primas and some MS leaf punches along with a recycled corsage pin on which I added a few beads. The kraft strip was punched with a MS doily lace punch. That strip was supposed to go on top of the center panel in the sketch, but I just couldn't make it work (sorry for deviating from the sketch!). I put a little bit of satin ivory ribbon on top to tie it into the big May Arts silk bow on the side. The button is one I had in my stash that I got from my grandmother's button bin. I've been waiting for the chance to use this button for a looooong time. So after all of that, I'm pretty happy with the final result, but wondering if maybe I should have either distressed the edges or done some stitching?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!
Edited to add: A big thank you to Andrea Ewen for pointing out Amy's photography tutorial on SCS. I'm so much happier with this picture.