If you came to visit me yesterday you probably noticed I had murdered my blog.
Where pretty card pictures should be there was nothing but a big gray circle inside a square.
It was quite traumatic for the both us, seeing as how I thought I had slayed 5 years worth of my work, and the blog felt horribly ugly.
After I tried to fix it, got angry, yelled, cried, yelled some more, phoned a friend, submitted myself to hours of "help" from co-workers who never wrote a blog ever (God Bless them for trying) I finally fixed it.
The problem was I had managed to set my pictures to private on mt Google+ account which is connected to Blogger. Google was basically zero help in providing the information to fix it. Thank God and Hallelujah someone posted a video on Youtube showing exactly how to fix it. The Moral of the story don't mess around with your preferences and you're blog will survive another day. It will also save you lots of frustration, crying, and yelling profanities. You're welcome.
Yesterday while I was incommunicado I shared a card over at the Create A Smile blog.
You can go here if you'd like to see the full card and check out how I made it.
I'm actually here to share another card with you. I noticed right away that the current CAS(E) this Sketch and The Card Concept were highlighting butterflies. I love me some butterflies.
I think this card falls into the Clean and Layered Category. I think. :)
Love this classic sketch. I took it pretty much as is.
I usually add my color to the focal point like most people. This time I thought it would be fun to have a neutral focal piece with a bright background. I used Peerless Watercolors to create a random background wash of colors from the inspiration photo. Once it was dry I used the smallest rectangle from Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangles to create a fun patterned square using the die cuts. The middle section created a perfect square but I didn't want that to be white so I cut it out of the watercolor piece using a craft knife and a ruler.
I created the same pattern using the die cuts on a white card panel and then inlaid the watercolor pieces. I just cover the back in regular tape and stick my pieces in. I used a butterfly die from memory box to cut through all the pieces and then cut a second one in white. I put down more tape and inlaid the white butterfly. I love the way it turned out.
I pretty much can't stop using the Sending and Wishing set from Simon Says Stamp. There are so many combinations you can use to create sentiments and I love the script used on the dies. That K. Werner has some seriously gorgeous handwriting!
I cut the wishing out of black glitter paper and adhered it flat to my card. The second portion was heat embossed in white on black. This is something else I can't stop doing. It just looks so bold! Love, love, LOVE.
I added a few sequins to finish it off before I popped it up on craft foam and called it finished.
Thanks for visiting!
Sorry if you came by yesterday and it was a gray circle graveyard.
I promise not to do that ever again!!