Here is my never-ending card. I had a color scheme and a sketch I was going to be following. Dawn McVey has started issuing color challenges and so I got my color scheme from her blog posting here. I knew this would be a challenging color combo for me so I thought that I should have a sketch to follow. The Viva La Verve Sketch for this week seemed conducive to meshing all these colors and using one of my fun sentiment stamps. So with this plan in place, the card should go together quickly, right!?!? Well, everything that could possibly go wrong did. My almost brand new circle punch won't punch. It's like the part that should punch it out has shifted about 2 hairs to the side, and hits on the edge of the punch, and won't finish punching through the paper. No problem, I can draw around the bottom of a nail polish bottle, and cut out the circle perfectly (ha)! Okay, I jumped that hurdle. I went to add the stamped flowers. I usually stamp on a piece of scratch paper first, but for whatever reason I didn't, and my stamp hadn't been cleaned so instead of being green, it was a weird reddish green color. ugh. So I got a new piece of paper, cleaned the stamp properly, and got stamping. Finally finished it and I was pretty happy with it. I really like how this flower from Big Pieces looks with this patterned paper. Then I remembered that the twist with the Verve Sketch this week was to only use a sentiment stamp. No other stamps. So, now it works for the color combo but not the sketch challenge. Oh, well! And that is my never-ending card story.
Stamps: Heidi Grace Quotes, SU Big Pieces
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Spring Moss, SU Taken With Teal
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch