Thursday, December 15, 2011

3rd Day of Christmas

Hi Stamping Friends!

You know when you have the perfect layout in your head and then you go to design the card and it turns out nothing like you wanted?  That's what happened with this card.  And it doesn't help that I was trying to CASE this card and it still turned out bad.  Maybe it had something to do with the fact that my class started at 1pm and I started putting this card together at 12:55pm.  There was no time to redo anything.  But here it is, in it's "not quite right" glory.

Stamps:  Winter Post, God's Blessings
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Confetti Cream, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Artichoke Seam Binding, Designer Frames EF, Oval Punch

The "To: From:" stamp should have been lower, and the cancellation stamp should have been higher.  Plus the sentiment should been higher as well, so the ribbon didn't have to be so low.  And it just feels like it's missing something.  Not sure what.  The top is just kind of boring.  Ah well, enough complaining!!  That's not what you came here for.  I do love this color combination.  Cherry Cobbler is just the prettiest shade of red for Christmas.  It's dark and rich, yet bright and fun.  After this class, everyone wanted to make sure they owned Cherry Cobbler ink and paper.

Tomorrow I have a non-card Christmas project, plus I will be doing another "For Real Friday" feature where I bore you with the life and times of my family.  I hope that won't scare you away from coming back!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Yapha said...

Super cute card, even if you aren't happy with the way it came out! :) I love that frame!

Adriana Benitez said...

I can't see the image in your mind, but I love this one! Such a clever idea to use a postcard layout - fun!

Heidi Baks said...

I think it is adorable! I love the use of the frame!

Paula said...

Seam binding cures all! It's so shiny and pretty it doesn't matter what the rest of the card looks like. But the rest of the card IS fabulous in this case. I know exactly what you mean though. I had that problem with a swap last week.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I think it is fantastic!! I will admit that happens to me a lot too! lol

Carmen said...

I think it's great!! It reminds me of framed art!