So when he mentioned that a family friend from his youth had passed and he needed a sympathy card, I had to rely on products that came together quickly. His family is from Virginia so I figured flowers on the card would be the right answer. I pulled out the Taylored Exprssions Big Blooms - Zinnia then realized I didn't have time to color it all. So I added a sweet frame and just colored a small portion.
I backed the frame with black to give it a bit of dimension. Then I added a few sequins as teardrops. I'm happy with it. I guess with all of the time in the world, I would have colored the entire flower - but I'm glad I didn't have that time. I think the detail in the image can stand alone in black and white!
At this point, I'm kind of laughing at myself. I like this card. Maybe I need to stop obsessing and "let go and let it happen" more often! But I probably won't. In truth, I like the process of creating cards even more than the final product, so I'm sure I'll continue to obsess and I'll enjoy every minute of it.