Sunday, July 28, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2: Week 3, Day 2

Do you ever make a card that just refuses to turn out even remotely like you envisioned and you have to end up making nearly each/every little part of it over. . .& over. . .& over -- until you're determined to finish & post it, regardless?!  Maybe it's just a personality disorder -- LOL?!

It was all 'operator error' along the way -- the cards @ SCC2 were FABULOUS, as were the videos/directions/explanations. My biggest problem,I think, was that I tried so many different things with the flowers that in the end even though NOT the colors I'd hoped for, I still kinda liked them and had spent sooo long on them that I just felt I had to roll with it. Of course, the colors don't even look the same in my photo since they're shiny/embossed, but I still like them.

One FABULOUS idea from camp was the embossed clear acetate, but that gave me fits too -- kept seeing scratches or I'd get a bit of adhesive on it and that annoyed me -- sigh! Oh well, I still had a fabulous play with layering different embossing powders on my die cut flowers/stems and practice working with acetate and LOVE the verse I found that I'd forgotten I had, so in the end it's all good!

Paper: PTI's White CS; blue CS from stash
Stamp: PTI's Year of Flowers Collection
Ink: Versamark Dazzle (to add a bit more glitz to my sentiment/stems)
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Ovals

Miscellaneous: Personal Stamp Exchange's Woven Tapestry EP, Stamp 'n Stuff Lilac EP; Martha Stewart's Clear EP; various markers (on flowers); Grafix Dura-Lar acetate film


Shona said...

Wow! Marge, I'm really enjoying these cards from your class. They show that you don't need layers upon layers to make something beautiful and elegant like this beauty here.
Yes, you should leave your desert and come East. I'd love to see you!

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous, Marge!! The flowers look amazing!! I've had to redo many, many cards!! This is fabulous!! Happy Monday :)

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Sarah said...

It turned out beautiful, Marge! I know that struggle when EVERY cut you make comes out wrong and has to be redone. Ugh!

Kristi Schurr said...

despite your troubles with this,it still turned out beautiful! I can't count how many I've restarted or just chucked in the trash!


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