Saturday, October 07, 2006

CC82 - Olive, Celery, Red

I just whipped this one up really quick this morning. I have to go to the dentist now, but I will edit and post details when I return . . . just wanted something new and pretty for you all to look at *smiles*

This card uses SU "Print Pattern" to create an argyle background. I also used my black gelly roll to make faux stitching. The background is stamped with a cute decoration stamp I got at JoAnn's in their $1 stamp area. The old olive was an idea I saw in the SU Idea Book and Catalog. First you fold the paper on itself and then pierce and stitch it. The sentiment, "Seasons Greetings" also came from JoAnn. I love it! I think it is such a pretty sentiment.

When I got back, I decided that this just wasn't enough . . . I wanted more from this card, so I pushed it . . . I like some things about the final one, but others I just wish I left alone . . . but, that is how it goes. The decoration ended up bleeding (the old olive part) and did not look as pretty. I used crystal effects and glitter on top, which helped, but still not as pretty as the original. Thanks for viewing my struggles as a stamper. I feel like this is the place to share both my success and my failure.


Anonymous said...

wonderful! you are making me get in a festive mood :)

Karen said...

great card Amanda!

Thank you also for the AWESOME tin you sent from your blog contest!!! I kept oohhhing and aahhhing over everything!! It is just the cutest stinkin' tin and it's ALL MINE!!!!! :D

Thank you again!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Great card Manda! I like that ornament!

Lisa said...

I love this coloe combo! I think for whipping out a quick card this is stunning. Thanks for some ideas too! wink.

Lisa said...

A really pretty card!

Your site is relaxing and enjoyable!


Kristin said...

I NEED that's adorable as is your card!! I love the gathered piece of cs! I'll have to remember that one!