Friday, February 01, 2008

The Card from H - E - Double Hockey Sticks

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!


Anita said...

I LOVE this card. It turned out awesome and the colors are great! Thankis for the 5 hours it took you to make it!!

Jana Emmert said...

Sorry you had so much trouble! I hate when the card in your head just can't find its way to reality. It turned out great though!

LorieR said...

I absolutely love this card. The colors are so beautiful. I don't know where the River Rock idea came from because it certainly isn't on my list of faves, but when it works, it works well! I've been looking for the measurements for this fold at SCS and can't seem to find it. Do you mind sharing? Looking forward to seeing you again!