here i have a post the day before i leave for Ecuador--ah! (no, i haven't started packing, but that's what i'm doing IMMEDIATELY after this post :D) this week over at 2sketches4you, Laura had a really cute sketch, and since i haven't played in a while, i thought i'd submit my card before taking an almost 2 week absence (don't worry, i've scheduled posts for when i'm gone--promise!)
here's the sketch:
as always, i tend to change the sketch to "make it work" for me, so this card wasn't any different.
for this card base, i decided to use kraft. i LOVE kraft paper... it's so *neutral* and *versatile* :D with all the loud colors i used on this card, i think the neutral was needed...
well, this is the first time i've ever done faux stitching on a card... not too bad, eh? (well, at least if you don't look closely.) i actually really like the composition of this card... it's the colors i'm somewhat iffy about, but still, i like trying things at least once.so here's a shot of the embossed sentiment attached with a cute little clothespin + ribbon. oh, and the bling & pinking sheared edge are great too, huh? i like 'em!
and here's my finished card! the red behind the stacked squares looks really orange in this picture, but IRL it's not... don'tcha love that ruffly ribbon? i got it in a random bag pack from Impress Rubber Stamps in their clearance bin. oh! and that purple scalloped square is a cut from one of my Cricut cartridges. somehow i end up using one or two elements from Cricut cuts to make my cards... which is good for me. i just know that some people make cards ENTIRELY from cuts they've made with their Cricut.
the coolio patterned paper comes from DCWV's Mod-Retro stack (or is it Retro-Mod stack? can't remember), and isn't it a great 70's flashback? not that i was alive to know... but! see that print behind the button? the words? that's part of a page i ripped out of a book.
it's a cool card. i like it. i'll have to find a special recipient. what do you think? nice or meh? thanks for commenting, i love reading 'em!