I'm not sure what's up, but my creativity isn't flowing... it's coming out in a slow dribble. I started this card yesterday. Got the patterned paper layered onto the Artichoke cardstock and then onto the Amethyst cardstock and then nothing! I couldn't come up with an idea of how to finish the card to save my life. I sat there for like an hour... pulling out different stamps and embellishments. Nothing. No ideas. One idea was to try chipboard but the flower shapes I had were all wrong... and then the ink choices were all wrong too.
So, I did the only thing I could do. No, I didn't throw it in the garbage. I walked away. And continued to think about it.
I went back down to craft this morning before heading off to work and decided I needed to finish it.
And this is what I came up with.
Like yesterday's card, I am still not sure I am in love with this card. But then again, I like the simplicity of it.
You can give advice on how you'd change it up, but honestly, I think I tried pretty much everything I own and there are no shopping trips in my immediate future!
Did I tell you I was give $50 last week? I gave my old old old flute to my girlfriend Bonnie for her daughter Mary. It needed a tune up and a good polishing but was in otherwise good conditions. Bonnie made me a lovely card (which I should take a photo of to share!) and some money as a thank you.
I went shopping the day I was given this wonderful (and unexpected gift) and I couldn't find anything to spend it on! How sad is that? I guess I will just have to try again LOL!
*cardstock: Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke and Almost Amethyst
*patterned paper: Heidi Swapp
*tools: Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder, Marvy Giga Scallop Circle Punch
*embellishments: sticky back gem stone (I cut apart one of the words you can buy at Michaels), silver brads, Prima flowers