October 06, 2007

Sneaky sneaky...

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope to be glued to my studio today making all sortd of cards! Want a sneak-sneak-peak? Go check out my post on the Verve Visual blog today! I made my own PP for the first time! Go on, go see it. I'm kinda proud. *big cheesy grin*
<--------- OK, fine. Be lazy. In that case I'll share a full card I whipped up in less than 6 minutes using the new Winter Wonder stamp set that will be released on October 10th by Verve Visual!

This was not the card I set out to do. But it's what happened when I made a glaring error and couldn't salvage it! So, because it's not DT material, I'm sharing it with you. Does that make you feel all warm and fuzzy, (knowing you are my fall-back) or what?! *chuckle*

I started with soft sky CS (looks darker here, doesn't it?) and then stamped the sentiment in black first. I used versamark to add different size snowflake images around the sentiment and then used stickles to add glitter to them.

Now what I wanted to do next didn't turn out. I wanted a SUBTLE pattern of snowflakes on the rest of the card. I didn't want to detract from the glittered snowflakes surrounding the sentiment, so I thought if I used some clear EP it would actually be clear! Not so. The silly snowflakes turned out darker than the "main" ones that I highlighted with Stickles! URGH. So I added the ribbon and tossed it onto the "reject" pile. Not the "crap" pile that I've mentioned before, but one step away!

If I re-do this card, I will leave off the larger snowflakes and just keep the majority of the front plain. I really like how the sentiment area turned out...wish the rest of it didn't overpower that part!

12 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

Hey! I saw your Verve post today! How cool! I love these sentiments! And, like always, I LOVE your card discards!

Shannan said...

I think it's beautiful! I love how you put the Stickles on the snowflakes...so pretty!!

Marlou said...

your cards are beautiful dana!! I have tagged you!! :) see my blog xx

Corie said...

I saw your Verve post -- you deserve to be proud of yourself, your card is wonderful.!!!!

malieta said...

Very nice card Dana and your card is very nice on the Verve Visual Post!
Malieta:)

Rose Ann said...

Great little peek!

I love your Winter Wishes card! Pretty colors, and I love the snowflakes and sparkle!

Shadowcatcher said...

Oh, Dana - you're way too hard on yourself! This is a lovely card! I like the concept of what you envisioned, but I also really like how it turned out to. And your sneak peek card is AWESOME. You go, girl!

Samm said...

It's gorgeous!

Samm
x

Ana said...

Beautiful!! I just placed my order :)

Maria said...

Despite the error, I think your card still looks lovely. I love the snowflakes and the subtle, elegant look to your card.

The first card is fabulous too! Great job!

Maria

Mary said...

You're so silly. This card is gorgeous. Get it out of the reject pile and send it to me for Christmas.

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards as always!! I checked out your post on Verve Visual-Great Job!!
Smiles!