I've wanted to play along from the day she posted a week ago, but life gets in the way. With the husband recovering from surgery, the teenager not getting his driver's license until next week and with the auditors in at work - it's been a very long couple of week. I give you this sob story because I only had a half hour window to make this card and it's extremely rare that I can make a card in half an hour. First of all, it takes that much time just to find the stamps and dies!! Second, I'm a brute force cardmaker, I'm not a visualizer. I just keep experimenting - - - what about this pattern? what about that color? what about a different placement? Even with the inspiration, I ran out of time on this one! Don't get me wrong - it's going to be perfect for my husband for Valentine's Day, but it does not do justice to the inspiration!
I was inspired by Shona with this card that Kara pinned on week 289. This is Shona's card. It is truly lovely with a floral background and a soft blue "hello".
I followed her inspiration exactly except I made it masculine.
This card is still on my inspiration list as well Kim!ReplyDelete
And even if you think it doesn't do the inspiration card justice, I LOVE it and think it's beautiful!
Sorry, but I have to disagree with you; your card certainly does do justice to Shona's, as it showcases *your* special twists and interpretation. Masculine marvelous, in my books! Glad to know I'm not the only one who takes a while to create cards, although my distraction is spending too much time in front of the laptop, 'looking' for ideas, rather than just getting going with ideas of my own. Creativity doesn't come naturally to me...sighhh! Now...of to case your xoxo card...ReplyDelete
such a great card!! so glad you could participate!! love it!ReplyDelete
This is so cool and a great take on Shona's card!ReplyDelete
Wonderful CASE Kim, this is pretty!!ReplyDelete
The snow storm we had yesterday gave me the time I needed to do some CASEING of my own at last! Love your take on Shona's card. Sometimes I can put a card idea to paper in a short time, but usually I experiment along the way like you described. Either way, it's pure enjoyment!ReplyDelete