Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Embrace the Off Angle Panels, Make Them Your Friend
I quickly copied the sketch down and was in such a snit about those panels that I somehow flipped the sketch to a horizontal layout and didn't realize it until after I had finished my card! That will tell you how much these panels mess with my mind LOL!
The inspiration piece for my card was this cute little Christmas jingle bell tree we made from a kit I got at Michael's. It was supposed to be something fun for the kids to make, but ended up being too advanced so I had to make them instead. Getting those little jump rings open and the bells on them was hard enough, but then I had to open them again and put them on the loops of the tree, which was a huge pain in the butt!! All I can say is it's a good thing they look nice when they are done!
Okay, enough complaining! On a happier note, I just loved this colour combination. The turquoise and bright blue with the silver looks fabulous together, and I had the perfect card stock to match :) I embossed the brushed silver panels with my snowflake embossing folder and then stamped this darling little tree image three times in the oval.
In honor of my blogging buddy Andrea, who cannibalizes Christmas decorations for use on her cards, I took two bells off one of the other finished trees so I could put them on my card as they were the perfect finishing touch, especially in lieu of the inspiration piece. However, after I took the picture, I had to put the bells back on the original tree as it was just a bit too obvious they were missing. Consequently, a blue button is now in their place on the card and isn't nearly as cute :(
So the saga of the off-angle card is finally over and I'm doing a big happy dance!!! Not thrilled with the card and the jury is still out as to whether I have embraced the off angle panels a little bit more now that I've made another card using them. Bet you can guess the verdict LOL!
Hope to get a few more cards made during my last few days of "guaranteed" stamping time before the kids are off for Christmas vacation. Hope you can do the same :)
What's In It?
Stamps: (SU) Merry and Bright, Background Basics
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Cool Caribbean, Brushed Silver, White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Versamark
Accessories: Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Silver Twine, Bells, Dimensionals