Well, after thinking that I would not be able to join in this week’s MUSE fun, I found a few minutes to have a play!
Michele put forward this delightful MUSE card, and I couldn’t resist. Isn’t this is a great card?
Two things grabbed me instantly: those fat navy enamel dots, and those three round flower heads! I love how she constructed those flowers from a variety of sources. So, I set to work:
In truth, this poor card was rescued from the recycling bin about four times before I finished with it! I know it looks easy, but anything with symmetry is fraught with error for me. What a fiasco it turned to be! The things I do for you, Michele! 😉
Firstly, I wanted yellow enamel dots to complement the navy, but discovered that I only had two left, so I went with pink. After stamping my three floral heads in navy, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to carefully line them up, I discovered I slightly smudged the third one. I had to overlook it. I know my luck, lightening doesn’t strike twice, so perfectly centred (and slightly smudged) it had to be. The stems were hand-drawn, and my leaves were made from punched out hearts, which I cut in half. So far, it was going ok.
And then, there was the sentiment…
Well, in the end, the sentiment picked me, because my confidence had taken a battering! I stamped my first sentiment: ‘Get well wishes’ a bit crooked. Scrap that! For my next trick, I decided to stamp my sentiment across the frame and the base card to get a layered effect. Woeful fail! So I overlaid another frame to hide my mistake – in Melon Mambo this time, as I had run out of Strawberry Slush (my initial frame colour). I stamped my sentiment again, and this time, it looked ok. And then, I stuck my pink panel onto my base card crooked! Aaaaaaahh! Pull it off. Try again!!! Wait, hang on! Now I had centred the frame with the sentiment beneath, but it was over too far to one side. Bring out the trimmer…!
So, that was yesterday! I have stopped breathing into my paper bag, and can look at this card and have a chuckle…just!
Thanks for visiting! 🙂
- Cardstock: Linen White (Quill); Melon Mambo (SU!)
- Stamps: Simply Sent (retired SU!); Time to Relax (Clearly Besotted)
- Ink: Night of Navy; Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Marker (SU!)
- Die: Stitched Mat Dies (L’il Inker Designs)
- Punch: little heart from Owl Punch (SU!)
- Other: Enamel dots-red collection (Francheville); Stamp-a-ma-jig (SU!)