I put this sketch together with the idea of a layered snowflake die that I recently purchased. But when it came time to create the card, I struggled. So I switched gears to a squirrel with a latte. Still struggled. I hate when that happens. It just shouldn't be as hard as a make it sometimes - it's a hobby, right? A relaxing, enjoyable hobby. I have learned to stop the struggle early. If I find myself looking askance at a partially crafted card, I allow myself to try maybe two things - a new paper, new colors, etc. - then I move on. I know it's mental, but once I decide I'm not happy - I'm never going to be happy.
But this card finally made me happy! Who wouldn't like a big red "believe" ornament?!
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments
Dies: Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments, Cottage Cutz Spruce Stems
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Gray Granite, Taylored Expressions Peapod and Granny Smith
Patterned Paper: Reverse Confetti (from a retired paper pad)
Ink: My Favorite Things Wild Cherry, Stampin' Up Gray Granite
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Up Subtle Embossing Folder, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Snowflake Sequins
Kim, I'm a HUGE fan of your work! You bring up a characteristic that is probably common to all of us - the pursuit of perfection.ReplyDelete
What a great card Kim! I just love the fun paper and that big red ornament! Stands out so nicely! Love the texture of the background as well! So pretty!ReplyDelete
Oh, I like this, what a pretty ornament!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! Love the red ornament! And I love hearing your photo struggles as I have the same issues as we enter the dark season!ReplyDelete
I love all of the pretty details on this beautiful card -- from the scalloped frame to the touches of perfectly placed greenery.ReplyDelete
Great sketch and a great card! All the details on your card are just perfect.ReplyDelete
It's funny how our own sketches often give us grief! But you've created a great card with the fun ornament!ReplyDelete