The card I ended up with this week is ABSOLUTELY nothing like I had intended to make. I had what I thought was a cute idea all ready in my head to try, then I discovered that the embellishments I was going to use weren’t designed as I anticipated. And I don’t have the means at the moment to create what I wanted. So, I shall have to get a few supplies and try that idea in the future.
As a result of that minor kerfuffle (isn’t that a fun word?), my creative process was derailed and I turned to that trusty book I mentioned before with all the card “recipes” to fuel my ideas. I ended up using the very first recipe in the book (which got me to thinking maybe I should have just started at the beginning of the book and made a card from each recipe in order but oh well, didn’t do that). I like this recipe because it is quite simple and easily adaptable to all sorts of themes. I decided to do a Valentine’s Day card because as soon as I saw the layout, I immediately thought of a stamp I have that would work in the middle of the card very nicely.
See, isn’t that cute? The stamp is a Stampendous brand stamp called Endless Love and the heart paper was leftover from another project. Yay for using up old leftovers! Not sure where I got the little heart brads, but I thought they added a nice little touch. As they made the white cardstock not flat on the back, though, I used a bit of mounting foam to adhere the design to the card. It gives it a nice subtle 3-D effect. The card is blank inside.
Now if only I actually had a valentine to send this to… 🙂