Melissas Paperie

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Get Well Soon

Do you ever create a whole card and then really dislike it when you're finished??

That would be this card for me! I wanted to make something to enter the latest Make It Mondays challenge--to use a vellum sentiment strip. I had the idea to have several strips of vellum laying diagonally across the card. So far, so good.

MIM vellum

I heat embossed "Get Well Soon" onto the lowest of the three strips. I stamped the background dots. I cut the bottom part of the three layers of cs with Edgers #1. Sewed the bit together. Still okay.

Then I added a ribbon diagonally, thinking it would draw the eye. Don't like it.

And then I die cut and stamped the butterflies and positioned and repositioned them about 14 times. Don't like them. I couldn't get them in the right place, and I feel they are too big also. The last step was to color some gems with a Copic marker and add them to the card.

MIM vellum close

Oh well, it's a learning experience, I guess! This card uses the latest WPlus9 color challenge . (Kraft, Lilac, Turquoise and White).

Thanks for stopping by!

"Get Well Soon" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Love Lives Here, Healing Touch, Round and Round Anniversary Set
Ink: Lilac (Colorbox), Hawaiian Shores, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Lavender Moon, Vellum
Other: gems, Copic marker, glue dots, Edgers #1, sewing machine, sponge, Hawaiian Shores satin ribbon, White detail embossing powder (Filigree), heat tool


Sue Ann said...

Well I think this is beautiful and i do like the lavender and the HS .... And the edger dies and sewing really give it that extra

Aimes said...

Melissa you make me laugh with your creative process commentary! You sound like me! LOL!
Well I for one DO like this! It's a really different kinda layout (different as in good btw!) and a great use of those edger dies!

Belinda said...

Heh, I love the fun angles you played with and the fun stitching!

Jinny Newlin said...

Fabulous, Melissa! LOVE that diagonal detail!

Kerrianne said...

Love the dainty diagonal butterflies - Thank you so much for playing along with wPlus9's Color Cue this month!!