How are you guys doing? Good?
My Schedule has flipped around again (Every ten working days. I'm overjoyed) and now I'm on day shift. This mean waking up at 4:00 am instead of going to bed at 4:00 am.
Obviously, this little switch-a-roo has cut into my crafting time quite a bit. So much in fact I almost missed Altenew's November challenge. I saw it at the beginning of the month. Loved it and then promptly forgot all about it. Thankfully, a crafty friend posted a little reminder (Thanks Marika!) for me. I was like . . .Altenew . . what . . DAMNIT!
Which is actually the nicest word I used when making this card. :)
Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo
I loved the gold framing the flower, the pink and blue together, the splatters, that bold hello. Problem is I loved too much. Much too much.
This is Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Cardmakers Edition. This card didn't feel like me at all. I had managed to get all the things I loved in there only to end up with a card I definitely did not love. I decided to simplify. I only kept the things I really loved. Why am I showing this to you? Because it's important to know everybody makes things they think are awful. Maybe you don't think it's awful, maybe it will inspire you in some other way. If it helps you make beautiful things or reminds you we all make pretty trash from time to time it's totally worth the post.
Now, let's strip this bad boy down.
I . .uh . .I mean . . .move along. Nothing to see here. . .Ahem . .
Oh so much more me. The Sketchy Rose was heat embossed in gold and colored with copics. I used the edge of my Versamark pad around the edge of my die cut and added more gold embossing powder to mimic the frame. One big bold greeting later and I was done. I still kind of wish I could have incorporated the blue but I like it much better than it's busier self :)
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I'll be back early with our next CASEing Genius!!