the never ending card…..

This card has the same layout as yesterdays, but its been months in the making!  And it  has more lives than a cat!  I thought I would never finish it – here is how it started.

I began by making the main panel with Memory Box Provence paper last year ( before Thanksgiving!).  I liked the panel but just could not get a card out of it.  Nothing looked right, so I did what most of you do – set it aside in the “partially completed” pile.

So flash forward a few months….I’m  cleaning my stamp room yesterday and come across the panel and try once again  to do something with it.

I look for  a different card base than I had started with months ago – looking through the DCWV textured pack  I find a color that works well with the Memory Box – I’m on my way!

Ribbon – I have tons of blue and green ribbons but of course none that are the right shade.  Step back and look at the card again – it has muted tones and more of a natural feel, so I pull out the twine and decide that it looks better than ribbon – yay!!

Now to embellishments –  Buttons? Don’t have any.    Brads?  None that are the right size or color.   Tags?  I try a bunch but nothing looks good.   I try to  make one of those paper flowers I see everyone doing, but I don’t have the  correct scallop punch, although I do think that a paper flower from the same paper pack would look great.  I’m beginning to get the feeling of deja vu that this card is going  back in the stack of partially completed pile.

 I finally find this soft blue flower – the only one like it in my stash – and decide it looks fine!  Things are moving along.

Finally – the sentiment.  I realize that even with all the stamps I have I need more sentiments.   And I need them in the right size and font.   Geez – that means I need to buy more stamps……..After going through almost all of my stamp sets, I decide on a sentiment from Rubbernecker.  It’s a birthday sentiment and I’m always in need of birthday cards, and its the right size and shape for the card.    I stamp it in blue to go with the flower, then decide that the panel itself needs to be mounted on blue just to give it a little more pop and to comply with that design “rule of threes”.  So I have a blue panel for the mount, a blue flower and blue sentiment.  

I am done!!!  And it only took several months to create this clean and simple card!!!!

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