I had wanted to play with sketch #49 at the Freshly Made Sketch Blog - but this card fought me every step of the way. I finally decided to cut my losses, call it done and move on. Now I see that some of the photos are blurry too! Sheesh.
Since this card would be going through the mail, I decided not to do a square card and instead went with a 5x7 creamy card base. I die cut (Sizzix) several different leaves to layer onto the strip but they looked too crowded so I culled them down to three. The strip originally had a cream base matted with the burnt orange - but I couldn't get it to look good so finally just turned it over and went with the burnt orange strip. I should have known then that this card was not going to work out well.
The leaves were layered with foam tape (patterned paper over card stock) and I added some glitter glue for pizzazz.
There was this leaf just sitting there so I broke away from the sketch and popped it up above the sentiment with foam tape. It sort of blends into the patterned paper background, which is what I wanted. I didn't glitter this one.
Finally, I added a white panel to the card inside (since the card bases are somewhat flimsy) and added a leftover card stock leaf die cut to the inside. I will add a verse closer to Thanksgiving and when I know who I'm sending this one too.
In browsing around my favourite challenge blogs today, I see that two of my cards last week were chosen for special mention. Waa Hoo! After the struggles and my lukewarm feelings towards today's share, this news came at a great time.
It's always such a great feeling when a card you make for someone makes them happy. But to have your cards chosen by your peers - that REALLY makes my day.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.