Tuesday, January 03, 2012

You're Sweet

Well...my winter break is almost over and I'm already starting to have those "Sunday blues".  You know...that depressed feeling one usually gets on Sunday afternoon, when realizing that the weekend is almost over and once again, work is around the corner.  I guess I shouldn't complain though, as I remember the days that I didn't get "winter breaks" or "summer vacations", but nonetheless, I've enjoyed my time off and getting caught up on business tasks and even playing a little.

I wanted to be able to join a challenge or two before my break came to an end, so I spent some time checking my challenge folder (I actually a folder for challenges on my favorites task bar...LOL), and decided to create a card based on this past week's Play Date Cafe #112 color challenge and (for the first time) Skipping Stones Design Sketch #108.

Now that I'm looking at the PDC picture, it seems that my light green isn't yellow enough, but it was almost an exact match when I printed it out.  Oh well...lesson learned...check the colors against the computer screen...not a print out. :(

At any rate, though...I love this card.  I struggled a bit with the red component.  I tried, cherries, wreath (but it looked too Christmas-y) and multiple flowers, until I settled for the roses from Rosy Regard.  I tried to cut the roses similar to the way they were done on page 44 of the CTMH Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book.  I still don't know exactly how that was done, but I think I got close.

A funny thing about this card...have you ever completed a project only to discover a stray ink color?!  I put the final pearl on my card and sat back to admire when AAAHHHHHHH a red ink mark on the base!  I think I didn't breath for about 30 seconds.  So I thought hmmm....do I take the card apart and restamp the base?  Ugh...no.  What if I try and sand the ink away?  It helped, but it didn't completely remove the color, so what now?  BUTTERFLIES!  I covered it up with a butterfly...and it actually worked out nicely, as the butterfly added a nice touch.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):


  1. It turned out great! Yup, have had those stray ink marks (usually from my fingers, urgh!) and lol, I have a bookmarked file for challenges as well! ;0)

  2. This is so very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

  3. WOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I love that dark green with the light green--and that ribbon treatment with the 3D flowers--AMAZING:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  4. Great card! love the colors and adding the butterflies are great.


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