After our long Christmas/New Year’s break – with trying to get back into lessons and an inpromptu dinner visit from my in-laws tonight – it was a little hectic and disorganized today. I managed to make two cards, but I am fairly disatisfied with both of them. That could simply be due to mood, though, after a crazy day.
For this card, I started out with one set of patterned papers, and it was going nowhere. So I changed to another set of patterned papers, and it likewise went nowhere. So I kept just two of the patterned papers and went with solids for the rest.
This card-making experience is a perfect example of how I not only don’t do well with sketches, but I also struggle with using patterned papers. I kept trying to make things work, but the time investment was eating into our first day back into lessons, so I finally had to just pull something out of it all and call it good. Or, call it done, anyway.
I wanted to use Verve stamps for my Mojo card, but my stash of one-line Verve sentiments is very slim. So I used this birthday sentiment, bending it to go with the curve of the banner. LOVE THAT about clear stamps!! I think Verve sentiment stamps are next on my shopping list…
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I am happy that I was able to use another of my crocheted flowers.
Stamps: Big Wish (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Hawaiian Shores (PTI); Designer Paper (DCWV Nursery 8×8 Pad); Misc Cardstock (Unknown Brand)
Inks: Coral, Merlot (Colorbox)
Embellishments: Polka-dot Ribbon (Offray); Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); White Brad (American Crafts)
Tools: Floral Doily Die, Standard Circles Dies, Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders); Scallop Trim Border Punch (Stampin’ Up!); Elegant Leaves Die (Verve); Musical Flourish Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)