This stupid card, and her 5 identical twin sisters, took me 5 hours to make. Umm, why? This is a relatively simple card. It was not the gate fold, or cutting out the flowers. It was the darn patterned paper I picked out to use on it.
Last Friday night I went to stamp at my pal Crystal's house. I needed to borrow her stamp set to make this card so I precut everything and took it all with me. That way I could finish these cards and spend the rest of the night making the samples for my upcoming stamp camp, making the sample for my shoebox swap for the SCS event in March, bringing the design in my head to paper for the 52+ swap cards for that same event. Did I get any of that other stuff done? NO! The pieces I cut for the main image on this card included a whisper white rectangle instead of the River Rock one you see here. When I put it together it just did not work with the patterned paper. I tried a few other things Crystal suggested, but could not make it work. Then Lorie says what about River Rock. Duh! That is the weird color in the patterned paper that I couldn't figure out. This is no masterpiece. But it works.
Here are some closeups of the glitter on the flowers. I used a clear copic spica for the glitter.
The colors on this card are Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, and River Rock. The patterned paper is from a pack by Pink Martini I got at Verve Visual called Orange Creamsicle. And it is on sale right now. So if you are looking for something to go with River Rock, here is your ticket!