Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Never-Ending Card

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
DP: SU
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch

20 comments:

Krystal said...

haha, that's awesome. It's a beautiful card! Well done!

dannisdoodles said...

so pretty!

Andrea said...

Beautiful.

Meda said...

Lovely card!
Meda </a

Chris said...

that's funny!! i think we all can relate to your story!! it turned out to be a fabulous card!! >"<

Maureen L. said...

LOL ... well it may have seemed never ending, but the end result is very pretty

Purple D said...

Very very pretty!

Natasha said...

Totally adorable!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

My goodness. Sounds like one of my typical stamping days. I do like how it came out though and I love the color combo.

Gwen said...

beautiful use of the colors!! I like it!!! :)

Terri E. said...

Great card! Wonderful bow. You did great with this color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Michelle Walpole said...

Hi Michelle from Paper Dolls dropping by to say hello and welcome to the group!!

Ben said...

Hey Becca...
As you know, I'm NOT into stamping, but you have quite a talent. I'm impressed! Keep up the good work sis!
:)

laurie said...

It's good to know other people have days like that too! Very nice card...your bow is perfect!

fishlips said...

Wow I just love this never ending card the color scheme is amazing looking...Fantastic job on this one!!!!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Anita Hovey said...

He. He... I thought you used the never ending card technique... cute card nonethless :)

Kara said...

No one would guess that this card had such a rocky start-it turned out wonderfully!!

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Gorgeous card and great story....you made me chuckle this morning!! I am having a hard time getting rid of my Big Pieces Set....still like it!

XO
Cindy

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very pretty!! tfs!!
-t