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May 21, 2007
I finally stamped, and I don't like it....
Stamp Sets: Green Thumb, Flannel Plaid BG (love this one to death!!!)
Card Stock: Green Galore, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Green Galore
Accessories: red eyelets, Word Window punch, Giga Scalloped Circle punch
Not that my stamping mo-jo was ever anything to be super proud of, but I feel like I've lost it. I don't know what it is about the balance of this card, but it doesn't do it for me. I added the eyelets last, and maybe that's part of it. Even though they're exactly evenly spaced (I'm a little OCD that way), they don't look like it. I wanted the ribbon to be tied on the left of the scalloped circle, and think maybe I could have, even though I wanted the scalloped circle where it is on the left, if I had tied it over the hole it would come through on the left side of the scalloped circle. Does that make sense? Anyway, this card took forever because I couldn't find my scalloped scissors that made scallops the size you see, so I used my word window punch to create little individual scallops and I had to keep messing with the size of the Whisper White piece of CS on top of them to get the spacing right for the scallops. I really didn't want to cut one in half at the edge or anything. Anyway, maybe someone out there will like this card. I've had it in my head for a while because I really wanted to use that polka-dot ribbon with the strawberry in this Green Thumb stamp set. I'd love to hear what you think. If I get time, I might try a second go at this card with some changes. Take care!!