Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Card That Didn't Want to Be Made

Uggghhhh...... How hard can it be to make a card? Remember the sympathy card that I needed like YESTERDAY? Just got it done. Finally. BUT!! It wasn't easy. Maybe it was just the nature of the card itself. Sympathy cards are never easy just for the fact that they are needed. Soooo, after much discussion with the Trash Can, we decided to do what all smart stampers do when they need help. I went to the incredibly talented Sharon Johnson's blog and looked for a card that would inspire me or that I could CASE (copy and share everything). Sharon has such a talent for making simple, yet elegant cards that are just right for every occassion. Her talent has bailed me out numerous times. Go visit her blog. You will be BLOWN AWAY!! on to this card. I'm going to ramble on my struggles with it. Why? Because sometimes, I feel like I am the only one who struggles even with the simple cards. And when I do read of someone struggling with their creations, it kinda gives me a "See?! You are not the only one!!" lift.

Ok....on to the card. Got it the layers ready. Main layer too long. Cut it down. Main layer no longer matched up to the matting. Re mat. I have removed the paper guide on my ticket punch.....need to put it back on....hence, the "notquitematchedcorners" on the bottom. Oh WELL! Layered the card onto pink cardstock. Can I just say I have a REALLY hard time with pinks? I'm not a girly girl, and man!! That pink was just PINK!! Didn't have any SU Pretty in Pink, only Regal Rose. I finally layered on white. Relief. So much better to my eyes!! Then the ribbon. Another girly thing that I struggle with. The pink was just too "cheery" for me, the black ribbon, too depressing. Finally settled on the green ribbon. Then struggled with the bow. Too cheery again. Went for the knot. Much better. I am going to put this in the envie then go create something fun.

Supplies used~Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Black

Inks: SU Pretty in Pink, Reagal Rose

Other: Ribbon from Target the wedding aisle, SU ticket corner punch, and of

course, my stampamajig.


Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Boy, I can sure feel your pain! Been there, done that - about a gazillion times! BUT, the result is gorgeous!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

You not only make lovely cards, you are also a very entertaining writer!!! I laughed through the entire post -- too funny!!! Just what I needed as I came up for a break -- still trying to clean that darn stamp room of mine -- I think I am tackling the impossible!!! Thanks for making me smile!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

It's beautiful and doesn't LOOK like it was a struggle, but I sooo know what you mean.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful. Sharon is awesome---
Love what you did here!