May 02 2011

Flower Fest

Have you EVER had one of THOSE cards…a comedy of error cards?  That is THIS one!  It started out with a perfectly good idea in my head that took ALL morning (between a DOZEN interruptions) to finish!  I wanted to use Technostampers Monday Lunchtime sketch TSSC172…then I saw the background…uh oh…



I do like the look of the panels, but find it hard to get them to look even…but her sketch shows them uneven.  OK!  Let's go!  So…I cut them uneven…don't like it…too busy with the prints I chose from the new designer paper, Beyond the Garden.  Ok…cut them even and cut down the center panel.  OK!  Now too much Wild Wasabi showing (the strips were cut 3/4" wide) between the panels and the DSP…ok…add some white around it.  Better.  Adhered to the base card of Daffodil Delight.  BRIGHT!



Now…the center panel.  Stamping away with the flowers and leaves across the panel in Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi.  Good!  Oh no!  A nice Pacific Point thumbprint RIGHT in the center of the yellow background flower.  OK…I can rescue it…I'll do a focal flower in Whisper White with Daffodil Delight…cut it out…no…disappears into the background flowers.  OK…stamp it with Pacific Point on Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Cut it out.  HUH…did you know that the large flower has a punch for it?  So, why did I cut it out?  TWICE!  OK…fine…cut out a couple leaves from Wild Wasabi, too…I checked…no punch for them!  Whew!  OK…add the Whisper White floral panel to the front.  Hmmm, no…it needs a layer under it…take off the white panel…add Wild Wasabi…hmmm, no…too much green…take off, add Daffodil Delight cardstock.  OK!  Add to front.  Now…missing something…what?  Oh…a greeting!  OK….stamp the trio of Hello images from new stamp set, Happy Greetings…CROOKED…grrr…ok…ink up with markers again and stamp.  Whew…add it to front.  Decide to make it wavy like a pennant…cut it too close to the right edge, but at this point I DON'T CARE!  Finished!  Take photo…it's a wrap!  


Aren't you glad you joined me today?  Just so you can read my mental anguish over this card!  It really did take almost 4 hours to complete it and blog about it.  Am I nuts?  I just hope the rest of my prep for tomorrow's Technique Class isn't as painful!  lol!


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14 People have left comments on this post

May 2, 2011 - 01:05:45
Christyne said:

WOW!  That is definitely a comedy of errors – LOL!  And yes…most of those flowers have matching punches.  Happy Stampin'!

May 2, 2011 - 01:05:43

Hi Connie,
I liked your cards even if some were a pain in the b- – – – !!

May 2, 2011 - 02:05:47
Martha Ludeking said:

That sounds like ALL my stamping sessions!  Glad to hear I'm not the only one with lots of mutterings!

May 2, 2011 - 02:05:56
Sue Scheets said:

I actually enjoyed reading about your journey to create the card.  I love all your cards and it helps me to know you struggle over the end result sometimes like I do.  Great results!  thanks for sharing your journey with us.

May 2, 2011 - 02:05:10
Gale Smith said:

Thanks for sharing, because the end result looks effortless.

May 2, 2011 - 09:05:44
Donna said:

Thanks Connie for sharing your journey for this card!  The card looks beautiful!  Would have never guessed about the problems, but your card proves you are an overcomer!!

May 2, 2011 - 09:05:38
Dorothy said:

This is the very reason that I love MDS.  Granted it is frustrating at times,too.,   The new upgrade that allows you  to resize after something is grouped is wonderful. Glad to hear that those more experienced than I am have problems sometimes, too.

May 3, 2011 - 12:05:39
Donna said:

So glad to hear I'm not alone in the muttering and frustration departments.  Thank goodness for embellishments to cover up those stray thumbprints and loose pens.
The end result is FABULOUS so don't give it a 2nd thought.  Thanks for sharing your mutterings with us.  It's a lift to a day that needed a smile!

May 3, 2011 - 12:05:52

Your card is striking!  I really enjoyed reading your story, as it is so familiar!  TFS!
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida

May 3, 2011 - 01:05:38
Carol Carriveau said:

Loved your story about this card and I think many of us have similar stories that we could share!  Sometimes things look so much nicer on a sketch and then they just don't work when we start to make the card…I applaud your stick-to-it-ness – your end result is wonderful, in spite of what you went through to get there.  Sadly, some days are like that and here is hoping yours are far between going forward!

May 3, 2011 - 04:05:19

Connie–well, you may have had trouble with it–but it turned out GREAT. I love the colors and that button/flower is a real WOW!
I played along too–but mine is not from SU!–gasp!
Hugs, N

May 4, 2011 - 12:05:33
Julz said:

The DSP is so perfect for this busy card!  I keep leaning more and more towards buying this stamp set! 

May 8, 2011 - 10:05:10

Uh this happens to me a lot!  Fun to read, lol!  I love this set and the colors and although it may have been a tough card during the process the end result rocks!  Thanks so much for playing along and sorry I am so late at commenting!

May 9, 2011 - 11:05:04

Connie–I see you got one of the top 3 for this–GREAT card–I've got that set on my stampin' table right now–love what you did with it–really pops–Spring!
Hugs, NB