My blogging efforts over the last few weeks can be summarized in two words- Epic Fail. Sometimes life just gets in the way. :o) It's all good stuff like a little kitchen "botox" that the hubs and I are working on, a crafty baby shower for a dear friend and oh, a business trip, which despite me generally not sleeping well in hotels, resulted in one of my best night's sleep in years! But enough about all that, I wanted to share a card I made for the recent Stamping Royalty Contest held by Paper Crafts Magazine.
I used several sets to create the eclectic look I was going for including: Skipping Stones Garden Stamp Kiss, Pumpkin Seed Sentiments, and Grunge, Waltzingmouse: Compact Sentiments, and PTI Fancy Flouishes. There was also lots of stamp smooching and masking involved- let's just say that me and Spellbinders circle dies and post it notes were like this- (insert mental image of me crossing my index and middle finger) during this process. I did have to do a bit of fussy cutting for the bird and the butterfly wing, but it was totally do-able- this coming from the gal who is not a fan of fussy cutting.
Here are a couple close ups of the "fussy" spots. First up, the bird:
And the butterfly:
Since I am sharing it with you, this card was obviously not a winner, but I was, and remain to be, really proud of it. Creating this card stretched be creatively and I tried a look and some techniques that I don't normally do and that makes me really happy!
Here is a peek of the Pinterest image that inspired my card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!