Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Truth Shall Set You Free!
It takes me way too long to make a card! Just last night.............
I sat down with a Freshly Made Sketch on my desk and Bones on TV. I pulled out Summer Smooches DSP, Whisper White and started my design. I attempted a rosette out of Lucky Limeade but it did not go well. Soon my plans for a rosette and a Daffodil seam binding bow were tossed - literally. Onward to Field Flowers and into an episode of House! I stamped and snipped flowers in Rich Razzleberry - didn't like them. Next Island Indigo - mmm nope. Tangerine Tango, Real Red - nope, nope! Finally - Daffodil Delight! I kept those flowers and tossed the rest. Then I spied that seam binding again.
But it was also time for Smash! I edged the half circle with sticky strip and ruffled the seam binding as I watched those Broadway babies. Good thing I had red plastic strips to throw away because there on the floor was a scored piece of Lucky Limeade that had missed the wastebasket! Perfect for my middle panel! I edged it with the Pinking Hearts Border - didn't like it. Trimmed the edge and punched again with the Scalloped Trim Border - much better!
Smash ended so I turned off the TV and studied my unfinished card. Nothing was adhered and there were no embellishments. But suddenly things began to come together quickly! Pearls, flower brads, linen thread, dimensionals - I was on a roll! The white card base no longer worked for me so I switched to Lucky Limeade and rounded corners. Done!
Maybe I should have turned that TV off sooner!
How long does it take you to make a card? Faster than me I am sure! Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!