Her gorgeous card was very inspiring...
Isn't it lovely?
I love the mustard, gold and black!
I immediately thought that I would use Altenew's Painted Flowers
with black outlines and the insides stamped in mustard.
I had the designed planned out and everything...
so you can imagine my extreme frustration when I worked on this card for over
an hour on Tuesday evening... and nothing went right!
First of all, I stamped my black outlines on a Pretty Pink Posh stitched rectangle diecut.
Then, I went to stamp my mustard centres using some Heidi Swapp Mustard ink
and it was all greyish.
So, I started over...
The second time I did better, repeating my process, and the first mustard centre
looked great..... but the second one not so much. Grrr!
On my third attempt, I decided to use my MISTI and use the placement
from the second diecut as my guide.... but started with my centres.
This went well... I did my two layers of centres, stamped my black outlines,
and my sentiment and just went to add one last stamp....
and for some reason, grabbed the first attempt to line it up and not the second.
(I'm going to blame this on Sage. She was sitting at her craft table
playing Lego Friends and was talking to me and distracted me. ;) )
Anyway, the last tiny bloom was stamped in the wrong place!
I was so frustrated that when Austin came downstairs to ask if I wanted to watch an episode
of Lie to Me on Netlix, I said yes and abandoned my craft table.
The next afternoon, however, I got some courage and decided to finish the card.
I started by tossing out the first diecut into the garbage, so I wouldn't make the same mistake.
Then, I diecut two Pretty Pink Posh stitched rectangle diecuts and made two panels,
using my MISTI, starting with the centres stamped in mustard.
This way, I figured if I screwed up again (yes, I admit, it was my fault, not my darling daughter's!)
then I wouldn't have to start all over again.
Well, the good news is that both panels turned out, so I ended up making two cards.
The first card uses a piece of Fancy Pants patterned paper as my background.
The white panel is matted on a piece of Heidi Swapp patterned paper
and the sentiment is from Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals.
Here's a close up of my panel:
(See the little sprig right below the sentiment? That's what I messed up on my previous attempt.)
And this card also uses some Fancy Pants patterned paper as the background.
The white panel is matted on PTI true black cardstock.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Blessed stamp set.
Thanks for looking!