Friday, November 18, 2016

Not sure about this one!

Hello Everyone ~ Have you ever created a card and when it was finished you said to your self , "hmmm Not sure about this one"?

Well I did get a new haircut that I am not thrilled with the way it was styled.  I am hoping I can do my own styling today and like it better.  If not I have an appointment in 5 weeks and can change it up.  Stay tuned for further opinions!

I had mentioned I wanted to play with some of my tools and I took some time the other day to do that.  I pulled out my Ken Oliver Colorbursts.  I was hoping to create a background and another page for some die cut leaves.  I grabbed my watercolor paper and sprinkled on some of the Colorbursts.  I then spritzed it with water.  I kept spritzing until it was pretty saturated.  I then picked up the paper and tilted it to have colors blend.  I then set it aside to dry.  After it dried I took my Lovely As a Tree stamp set and some Early Espresso ink to strategically stamp the group of trees.  I then used a framelit to cut it out.  I mounted it onto a piece of Very Vanilla and sponged the edges with Garden Green.  I took a piece of Cajun Craze and the Brick Wall Embossing folder to emboss it.  I attached this to a Very Vanilla card base.  The tree panel was added to the lower right edge using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I took a piece of Very Vanilla and the Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment.  I added some Cajun Craze dots and tied a piece of brown twine around it.  I added this to upper left hand corner of the card base.  Here is my finished creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

While writing this post I thought of a few things that may make a difference.  First I need to do only one color of the Colorburst at a time and dry it in between.  This may help the colors not bleed so badly.  I also thought I could stamp the trees and cut them out but then cut across so the tops were the only thing cut out.  I could then stamp the stamp on the Vanilla and add the tops separately.  I think I have some more playing to do! 😊

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a workshop this morning and then I will be working in my craft room to make some more design team cards.  Have a Fabulous Friday and remember it is okay to say "hmmm Not sure about this one!" for some cards you have made.