Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This set is so awesome for masculine cards, seems there are so many flower sets it's nice to have one of these. I made this card for the Monday lunchtime sketch challenge, another great sketch! I made this without the embellishments and wondered what I was thinking? It was so plain! I should have done something with the green piece, like emboss it or background stamp it but too late it was adhered. So I went on a search to figure out what to do to spruce up the card. I already had the grommets as that was part of the sketch :) So I got out my package of these chipboard flourishes and good heavens that turned into a 2 day struggle LOL! I first used crackle paint on it, which looked rather cool but it was the wrong color. So then I tried to sponge it with brown, not good either. Then I painted it with Lake color sponge dauber by Ranger and ewww again - didn't match. So today I am hunting through my stuff and I have green distress ink! It is called peeled paint, on it went and it matched. Now I am happy :) Then I was told by a gal on SCS that the branch punch I wanted was on sale at Michael's so off I went today to hunt it down. Once again not easy, it wasn't with all of the Martha Stewart stuff, it was on a island display with the Christmas MS stuff. Just happy I found it. So now I can be like all the other SCS'ers and have this leaf next to my Prima flowers LOL! It's all fun, I suppose it seems silly to people like my husband who said, "that card looks like all your other cards, ho hum" when I showed him my proud creation. Oh well, I don't like watching his "Tap Out" shows on TV so we just have different taste.