Today I'm here with a card that is so very CAS, but took me forever to create!!! I had couple of hours of free time last night once the kids were in bed and my husband was out to begin my card for the new Time Out challenge. I had a possible three ideas of what I wanted to do. I tried all three - and none of them worked. I was so annoyed - It just seems like such a waste of time and above all, resources. I wish I somehow just knew if an idea would work or not before actually trying!! Maybe I will get better at this over time, or perhaps not. I wondered if sketching an idea might be more helpful….but again, I don't think I will really know until I actually try and have the finished piece in front of me.
Anyway…..enough moaning!!! I loved the new inspiration photo from Time Out - so very CAS and I knew straight away that my card just HAD to have loads of white space.
The caption along with it, 'Home Sweet Home' worked perfectly for me, as I was needing to make a New Home card for one of my friends anyway (I love when a challenge matches a card you need to make anyway!!). As I said, I knew I needed white space, there just HAD to be a butterfly and when I thought of the phrase 'Home Sweet Home' I was thinking of the tapestries you get with that same phrase on. I decided to base my card on that. I had the genius idea (maybe not so genius to others!!!!) of getting out the 'X' from one of my alphabet stamp sets and using this to make letters in order that it would look like a tapestry!!
I won't bore you too much with all the mistakes I was making last night - all I'll say is, card too small, ink smudges, embossing powder not sticking…….aaahhhh!! I stopped at 8.30pm after two hours and nothing to show for it!! I could't stop thinking about it last night then I had another genius idea of making the butterfly a substitute for the 'O' in home……
I was so delighted that my toddler was desperate to watch Bob the Builder this morning, which gave me a 30 minute window to get my card completed& photographed….phew, I did it!!!
So, without any more rambling on, here is my 'Home Sweet Home' card….
Now, I do love the concept of this card, but I;m not completely happy with the lettering of the 'sweet home.' This was done using alphabet stamps - one at a time. This is something I definitely need to work on. I'm thinking a stamp-a-majig may be in order as a next purchase.
I do adore this DP from Papermania Capsule collection. I decided to draw a metallic copper fine line around the die cut of the butterfly and some of the butterflies in the photo had a golden edge. I think this adds just a it of interest. I have had to restrain myself from pulling out the pearls to add some embellishments….I think this is a card that has to be left as just plain and simple.
I hope you like this card anyway, and if you have any suggestions on how to improve on using alphabet stampers and also on how to stop so much wastage when planning a card, then do let me know!!
Any comments very much appreciated.
Cardstock - white and nave from Papermill Direct. DP from Papermania Capsule Collections
Ink - Memento Paris Dusk & Summer Sky. Papermania metallic pen
Die - Bright Butterflies by Uniko Studio