Thursday, November 11, 2010
Love this card!
The title says it all. My inspiration was this card by Claudia Rosa (the card making genius!) and I just went from there! The paper is Basic Grey Jovial, which I was surprisingly disappointed with this year but if used right it does come out real nice. I just don't like the dark colors and the burgundy etc. just not my taste. However I do love how some of the lighter papers worked on this card! So you just never know :) I was trying to figure out what to do with the wide outer circle around the image, I don't have those circle stamps that make a nice image around like hers so I thought well how about I stamp the other stamp in this Stampin Up stamp in a neutral color and see how the edges of it show under the image. I did have to stamp it a couple times to get it to the edge but I am really happy with how it turned out. Then I used one of the Spellbinders tag dies and it didn't look right the way the curved end stuck out on the paper edge so I cut off the end that stuck out and sort of came up with the ribbon idea :) The button was kind of what do I do with that area down there that she used such a nice bow in sort of thing. My creative process is kind of immature as I have never had any formal training in Art but hey it works, I just struggle so! Off to make more Christmas cards :)