I haven't made a card like this in a long time...
and to be honest I am in no hurry to do it again.
No hurry whatsoever...
It started off simply enough... A request for a baby card that would be kept for a very long time. And... well...
You see baby cards aren't really something I have ever made before so I had to do a spot of online shopping.
See my washing line?
Beautiful stamp. I love it.
And those super cute tiny buttons that I glued on? They were bought especially for this project too, you know!
What can you do with a clothes line/washing line to stop it from simply floating in mid air that doesn't look plain ugly AND doesn't detract from the focal image of the tiny baby clothes on the line?
(I thought about that one for quite a while...)
I did have to wait for the stamp to arrive, you know!
FINALLY, I made a decision I thought I was happy with.
My 'Never Before Used Schtuff' Poppystamps frame paired with my much loved birch tree stencil.
It went downhill from there...
I could continue to elaborate in excruciating detail... (maybe then you would feel my pain?)... but suffice it to say that EVERY SINGLE TIME I thought I was finished and finally happy with this card I would look at it the following day and realise that there was something still not quite right with it.
This was a soul destroying card to make if ever there was one...
So I've added bits and I've taken bits away... and I've stamped bits and I've taken them away... and I've given up all pretence of this being CAS in any form whatsoever...
And I've painstakingly cut out and glued on each individual peg for added dimension as it didn't look right without me doing that... and I've smooshed on Gesso and lifted up edges to distress them as it looked too neat...
Are you getting my point yet?
Please tell me you understand my pain. Seriously please.
I can't be the only one who lacks enough common sense to simply call it a day and start over, can I?
I really hated this card at one point...
Now it's been salvaged from 'I'm seriously contemplating throwing you straight in the bin' to 'I like parts of it but I'm still not sure'.
Maybe one day I'll revisit it with a CAS makeover!
This is my second baby card out of three that I will be posting online.
I made it for mum rather than baby. Kind of obvious, hey?
Lili Of The Valley 'Babies Companion'
Poppystamps 'Leafy Frame'
Memory Box 'Fancy Blossoms'
Memory Box 'Tall Birch'
Impression Obsession 'Bird House' Set
Spellbinders/Nestabilities A2 Card Creator 'Distressed Edges'
Papertrey Ink 'Wet Paint Alphabet' (Upper)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix (Thinlits) 'Tiny Tattered Florals'
Martha Stewart 'Branch'
Stazon 'Timber Brown'
Memento 'Expresso Truffle'
Tim Holtz Distress Marker 'Pumice Stone'
Tim Holtz Distress Marker 'Old Paper'
Ranger 'Perfect Medium' Embossing Ink
Creative Expressions 'Birch Tree'
Stampendous 'Detail Silver'
Challenges I'm Entering...
(Snippets of Watercolour card... plus white/green card and vellum)
'No Design Paper'
Week #363 'Vintage'
Country View Challenges
'Use a Stencil'
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