This is my card for the Casual Fridays Challenge this week.
Ok so a LONG time ago, I made a sheet of this vellum embossed stamped flower thingie page. You can see a video of how I made it HERE. Because I loved this look so much, I saved every little piece. The papers are a mix of Crate Paper and a gold and silver 12x12 pack I got from Michaels ages ago. the stamp and wood veneers are Studio Calico. I would buy those stars in bulk if I could! LOVE.
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I have been really thinking lately about where I want to go in the future with the ol' blog. Right now I am feeling like I need to move in a new direction style wise. I want to expand my technique and design sense. My cards feel so "firm" most of the time. They are structured and stiff to me.
Not always, but mostly.
I have developed a serious crush on Maggie Holmes. I love her Crate Paper line, her cards for Studio Calico, her photography and her scrapbook pages. She is the inspiration for this card as I have studied and pinned her for HOURS admiring every detail in her work. I could go on about how I analyzed the elements to teach myself how to do this "freestyle whimsy" as I like to call it, but I won't bore you. I will say that I attempted this style many times before and came up disappointed only to go back to my stiff ways. But this time, I really worked hard and studied! I am thrilled with the result.
What? What's that?
You want to see my failed attempt?
Oh, brace yourself and don't judge. It just goes to show you that I am a hard worker, and studying pays off!
1. I didn't watermark the pic. I don't want anyone to know that I made this card.
2. Remember the old window sill??!
I am going to enter this in the Case Study Challenge with this month's muse Elena Roussakis! yeah!!
Ok thanks and see you next time. I always appreciate you all visiting :)