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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Gratitude



Good Saturday Morning Peeps!! Hope your weekend is going well, so far!! It is very, very windy here today, but is suppose to get warm, but then you know that wind is blowing in change. Back to winter like weather after today for a few days!!!

Well, onto today's card. It gave me fits!!!! I had nothing but trouble with this card and even now I am not loving it!

I started with a sketch, of course.
Beate's Weekend Sketch challenge, this week hosted by the uber talented Mary Jo Albright. You should check out her Blog, Beauty lies within, she is fabulous!

But back to my so-so card, I had an idea when I started what I wanted to do, but I couldn't get anything to work. I literally worked on this card for around 3 hours, trying several things and re-doing alot! I finally settled on what you see here but like I said, I am not to pleased.

I made another of the 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 inch cards, started with a base of kraft and then followed it with some riding hood red and some DS paper from the Candy Lane DS pack and the white at the bottom is from the Taste of Textile. I do love that white shimmer strip! The sentiment is from the "Define Your Life" set and is stamped in riding hood red on white and then layered onto some more riding hood red and then kraft. I pierced all around the outer edge of the sentiment panel with my piercing tool and mat pack. I added a strip of kraft between the top and bottom panel, I pierced that piece as well.

I made a folded fan flower with a strip of RHR pattern paper and added a circle of the shimmer white with a pearl brad in the center. The opposite corner is just a white button with some riding hood red taffeta ribbon tied through it. I added some silver brads and called it done!

So what do you think? Opinions please, good bad or indifferent, all are welcomed.

Well that is all for today, I am going to Stamp-a-Stack this afternoon, can't wait. Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

10 comments:

Sara said...

I think your card is great, love the colors and layout

mjalbright said...

Oh, I'm very pleased!!! I thing it looks great! You did a fabulous job with the sketch.
Thanks for playing along.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - I especially like the folded flower. Going to try that tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Terri E. said...

Wow I can't believe you are not happy about this card! I love it and it got me thinking about that alphabet set that I haven't used since "needing" in 2 years ago. Thanks so much for being so wonderfully creative.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, this turned out wonderfully!! I am glad you stuck with it! Love your pleated flower. Did you have a hard time keeping it stuck together? Mine kept popping open in the center...lol...haven't tried one since...hehe!
I have a confession...I can't spend more than 30 minutes or so on a card or I lose interest...haha!

MONICA GALE said...

LOVE your card, the colours, the acordion flower, everything is just perfect m xxx

SharonD said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of your card.

Have to work out how to do those flowers!

Kathleen said...

This is a "so-so" card?! I think it's great. TFS

Martha said...

very cute, great card.fis

rachelcapps said...

I've just come across your blog for the first time ... and I love this card! It has real elegance.