I bought these Labels Twenty-two dies from Spellbinders, and while making a die cut with one of them, it came to me that if I centered it just so, I could use the negative to make a card. So I did. Oh, the card I could make with this!!
And it sat.
I kept looking at it, putting it aside, contemplating just tossing it....and THEN!
I made this--
So, the problem with wanting to use a die negative to make a card is that there's a big hole in your card. uh, Hello!
I decided to go Springy and bright, so I got out the Lucky Limeade card stock, and filled that sucker in, nice and tight, making sure it would NEVER fall apart.
Then, I decided to stamp. After. Wop, wop......
What followed was a lengthy series of masks and cursing, with a (finally) decent medallion motif at the end of it all. I sponged some white into the center of the medallions, and onto the edges of the sentiment tag. I was sort of looking for an early morning mist kind of feel, despite my use of really bold colors.
The flowers started with Melon Mambo card stock, which I sponged with white ink to texture things up. I crumpled them up in my hand (a good thing to do after the aforementioned stamping debacle) before assembling them with a white mini brad. The leaves are more medallions, punched out, cut into sections, and crumpled up. After adding the flowers to the card, I added tiny dots of Glossy Accents to make it look like dewdrops.
The sentiment tag is just a strip that I gave an edge to by slipping it into Modern Label punch from SU. The punch itself would have been too small, so this works. The sentiment is from GinaK Designs' Enjoy the Sunshine set.
A few green rhinestones, and that's that. Oh, I will need to make a big envelope for this one, since it's about 1/2" thick. No biggie. (Famous last words)
So that's my story, and I'm sticking with it. Uh, PLANNING would be the watchword for today. I would probably have been able to pump this baby out TONS faster, if only I had thought the whole thing through first. Live and learn.
We're off to Chicago for the holiday weekend. Any plans for you??
Thanks for stopping by!