This card is a bit more CAS than my usual cards. It was designed by my friend Elenor...she is my neighbour up at the lake. She and Janice are just a few steps away from our RV lot and the three of us met up at the clubhouse last week. We all brought a card kit for each other. It was so much fun. This was Elenor's design and I think it is so pretty.
Sadly, I screwed up the card a wee bit. I stamped my background with Elenor's grungy stamp (love this stamp BTW). I then matted and tied a snippet of ribbon around the reverse image of the Memory Box Poppy die. Elenor had already embossed the black mat with what I think is Swiss Dots EF. I then attached that to the prefolded card. The actual poppy diecut was glued inside and the "Thinking Of You" was glued to the front right hand panel.
How in the world do you glue down these fine, fine dies? I used a glue pen and sort of waited till it got a bit sticky and then tried to place it with tweezers. Even with 2 pair of tweezers I got it on crooked. Ugggh! In trying to get the glue off where the die had landed incorrectly...I managed to rub some of the surface off the paper just beside the flower bud. Then, when I was cleaning up around the tall stems I managed to amputate one of the flower heads. I could not trim it up nicely and ink the edge to show less as it was already 90% stuck in place.
So I did what any self respecting crafter would do...stickled the heck out of the flower to hide the torn edge (somewhat hidden).
In all of the wrestling around of that finely cut die, I managed to dent the card! Twice! So I cut the card into two pieces and then then cut a whole new card base and glued the 2 pieces to it. In all the trimming and cutting, I then managed to trim the black top and bottom mat edge almost down to nothing! I then decided to ink the edges of the white card base with black ink to make it seem like there was a little more of the black mat than there actually is. Now I even notice that I cut the left side a wee bit crooked...Jeeesh!
Me thinks this card will be kept as a pattern as it has too many boo boos to send it to anyone. lol
But I like the look of it and plan to make
I am being really bold and submitting this card to the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (Elenor's snippets)