Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Blue" Without You!



So, I sat down to make this card (while my kids were playing) thinking that it was only going to take me a few minutes to make....WRONG!  I got this idea from the Paper Crafts January/February 2012 issue on Pg. 44.  It is a simple brown card with "ME - YOU = BLUE" stamped in blue ink, going across the middle of the card, all on one line.  Well, the stamps I wanted to use (as you see above) didn't fit on one line...so, I put the "BLUE" at the bottom of the card...it didn't look right!  I played with a few embellishments to fill up the empty space but it just didn't come together for me!  I was getting frustrated because I didn't want to get the stamps back out and start over so, I cut the sentiment out, inked the edges, and did this layout instead!  The edges are inked with two different shades of blue;  a lighter shade first, and then a darker shade on top.  Whatever works, is what I always say!  The "BLUE" is adhered with pop dots to give it a little dimention and the ribbon has three bows tied onto it.  It actually turned out alright!  It took me much more time than I planned for but the kids were still playing when I got done, which was great!

Have a great day of crafting and remember, it is always homemade!

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