Good news in all this is I am attempting - and I say attempting - to "embrace the skewed panels and make them my friend" this year. They mess with my anal side something fierce, so my challenge to myself and my card making abilities is to work with them until I'm much more comfortable with them. I'm sure I will regret saying this, but it's a good way for me to stretch and challenge myself and my card making abilities.
Since I was on a roll in the area of challenging myself on a card, I decided to add my challenge from Andrea, to add distressing on some of my cards, into the mix as well. Heck, twice the challenge, twice the.....ahem....."fun", and twice the satisfaction once it's done LOL!
The DP is from my Costco pack (yeah!! a little more gone) and I decided to use the Martha Stewart daisy border punch for the two horizontal panels, turning them in to face each other so they take on the look of it being some lace (well as close as you can get with paper anyway). Quite happy with the effect. I used the script embossing folder for the white panel to add more texture. Helped pacify my severely distressed creative gene by using my favorite Stampin' Up butterfly die, and then added this darling Verve birthday sentiment. I distressed the edges quite a bit and can honestly say this card looks better with the distressed edges than without. Aaaaaack, what's happening to me??!! This is why I love this
Okay, I've rambled on long enough! Thanks for listening, and if you join me by stretching yourself to do something you normally don't do on cards, we can celebrate and relax together :) Have a great day!
What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Big Wish
Paper: Early Espresso, Mellow Moss, Costco DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Script Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, SU Sizzex Butterfly Die, Brown Half Pearls, SU Distressing Tool