Guess what? It's Stacey's birthday today!
I've been struggling with a card all week. I'm embarrassed to tell you how much time I spent making a card for her. Our cardmaking styles are very different and I had in my head that I would lean toward her style on the card that I was making. After hours of layering papers and die cuts, and trying to stamp images on patterned paper (which she does with amazing results), I had something that I thought was OK. But I took a close look at it and realized that after I had ripped things up numerous times, it wasn't fit for close inspection even if it survived mailing (the sequins were already dripping out of the shaker!). So, I decided that she didn't need another card in her style, because she already has cards in her style!! I started another card focused on my style, but hours later, it looked a lot like the first card with a little more white space. Argh!! (I do so much better at making general cards!) Finally, I ripped the floral "bouquet" off the first card and my final card came together in about 10 minutes...and I'm happy with it! (I hope you are too, Stacey, but I didn't finish it until yesterday so you get to see a photo of it before it arrives in your mailbox.)
- Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies, Beautiful Banners (sentiment)
- Paper: Stampin' Up River Rock, MFT Berrylicious, MME Nob Hill 6x6 dsp
- Ink: Stampin' Up River Rock, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Soft Suede, MFT Berrylicious, SSS Sunshine
- Accessories: Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts and Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm metallic gold sequins, Hemptique 10-lb brown twine, Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares