I decided to take the inspiration piece literally and create some flowers on black card stock Heck, if it looks good on the purse, why not on a card, right??!! Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch was the perfect match for me this week as the layout had flowers on it and basically made my card for me :D However, that is when things came to a grinding halt LOL!
I saw this fabulous flower on Silke's card and decided to give it a go. I should have known better.....being the practical girl that I am, I would never normally make this type of card because you can't mail it in an envelope, and if you did mail it, it would not only cost a fortune to send, but there is no guarantee of what the flowers would look like when they got there. I should have changed directions right then and there.....but no....I decided I was up for a challenge.
It didn't take long to realize, Silke I am not!!! I fought with these flowers for well over an hour. Yes, I could have tried something different, but I had an idea I wanted to make work and I wasn't going to let some dumb paper flowers get the best of me so I kept at it. Well, as you can tell, the flowers won - ugh! They are a sorry looking set but at least I now know I will never try making them again! Thankfully, the rest of the card came together very quickly. I used the new SU border punch, added some bling under the sentiment and called it a card (insert big sigh of relief). Just as I was finishing up, my precious daughter made the battle worth it as she said she liked the card (needless to say she got a huge hug :D). She may very well get it for her birthday LOL! Next week, it's back to the KISS principle LOL!
The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some wonderful samples for your inspiration.
- Amy White - Delvinwhite Designs
- Andrea Roose - Andrea's Scrap -und Stampel Blog
- Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) - Random Acts of Creativity
- Julie Smith - Paper and Such
- Lea Lawson - Cupcakes & Sunshine
- Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
- Shelley Germann - Stampin' Garden
- Sue Kohler - My Inner Reflection
- Stacey Schafer - Stacey's Stamping Stage (Our Director)
We'd love it if you joined us too!! Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to Mr. Linky on Stacey's blog. If you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword Curtain Call. Each week, Stacey will select one person to receive her "I Got The Lead At The Curtain Call" Award as well as five people to receive her "I'm A Top 5 Curtain Call Show Stopper" Award which you can post on your blog, so come on over and join the fun :D
What's In It?
Paper: Real Red, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, White
Accessories: SU Scalloped Circle Punch, SU Border Punch, Bling, Brads, Glue Dots