Monday, June 24, 2013

Freshly Made #91

This card is freshly made.  I finished it just in time for the deadline at Freshly Made.

This sketch is so simple I don't know why I agonized over it.  Do I use pattern paper?  Or maybe I should emboss the main panel. What will I use for the trim?  How will it tie in with a sentiment?  I sat for an hour while I watched HGTV Star staring at the sketch, looking over the gallery, checking out my embossing samples and trying to find something for a border.  I went to my "drawer" where my 6 x 6 paper pads are stored to check out some paper ideas when I spotted my chevron die from PTI.  Hey, that will make a good border!  Then I found the paper and it all fell together.

This cute little tea cup paper is from Soho Garden by American Crafts.  If you look closely, you'll see that some of the cups have chevron stripes in them.  Can I hear a "Yay!" for a great tie in?  I had a scrap of the orangey red, and when I say scrap I mean it was almost the size I needed.  The white was also just the right width. No trimming there.  I used a PTI stamp from Birthday Bash with Hero Arts Pale Tomato and tucked the whole thing under the chevron cut from a scrap of pink.  When I got done, I was satisfied. As I looked at it again this morning, I thought "My you look cute."   Maybe the panel won't agree but I'm happy.

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  1. Yay!!! Love how this came together. Don't you just love that when cards seem to make themselves...! Your card is darling. Everything is perfect. Love this. Bev

  2. Cute paper! Sweet edging! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  3. I agree. It IS cute! And how perfect that you added a chevron border to match the chevron designs on the cups!! Don't you just love it when things work out like that?

  4. Oh I have that paper, but in the 12x12 version. This one version goes much better with card-making! Love how your sentiment is tucked underneath the zig zag.