Monday, November 7, 2011

What's wrong with this card?

I wanted to make a Christmas card using Wreath for All Seasons. Using Impression Plate Tricks from MIM #13, I  intended to use the Woodgrain impression plate together with the Mat Stack 1 die to resemble a front door. This is what I came up with.

     After I stamped the wreath, I was disappointed with the outcome.  I went ahead & completed my card. I showed it to my husband who told me it was beautiful. (He tells me that about all my cards. He likes to humor me.) I mentioned to him that I needed to go to Michaels to buy some green rhinestones for the berries on the wreath. As I was driving to Michaels, it dawned on me that berries aren't GREEN. I had stamped the wreath in the wrong color. Since I was only a few blocks from home, I turned around and went home to made this card.
    Although the impression from the mat stack was not as crisp, this card represented my original idea. I ended up coloring my rhinestones with green copic for the first card.
   I had ordered Pure Poppy ink last month and still hadn't used it.  In my eagerness to do so, I made that crazy wreath.  Oh well, I'll probably send it to one of my widowed uncles. Men don't notice things like that.
Here's a close up of the sentiment.

 CS: white, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Wreath for All Season
Dies: Mat Stack #1, Holly Jolly
Other: Woodgrain IP, rhinestones, dimensionals


Joyce said...

I am laughing. I didn't get it at first, until I saw your second card. I think they are both lovely, but agree that the second one makes more sense.

Marlena M. said...

I think they are both lovely, but I happen to like the first one because it's unexpected. ;)