I got to attend a fabulous stamp garage sale yesterday, picked up some lovely PSX stamps as well as some retired SU reinkers, for which I've been looking. After my sleepless night on Friday, I had debated whether to check out the sale, as it had been rained out the previous Sat (but I showed up anyway, as I had missed the Rain Date in the notice! More Operator Error). Since I was awake anyway, I got up, got me fit to be see in public and off I went.
I finished this card last night as well as my 2 previous postings. This card is a set I got in a local Dollar Tree...12 note cards for $1.00. I'm always amazed at some of the neat stuff that some of my blog buddies find, and usually I don't score great bargains. I saw this little set, picked it up, put it down, wandered back to it eventually. Decided, "What the heck, only $1. Maybe you can think of something, it's cute". Fast forward a few weeks. Diecut one of the cards, and thought about adding some Flowersoft on the leaves. Now I don't generally have a great deal of success with Flowersoft...for one thing, the glue one is supposed to use, just gives me fits. It's hard for my hand to squeeze the little container hard enough to get out a small dab; plus I have to clean out the applicator (and YES, I DO store it upside down, as recommended! LOL). I finally got a little blob out onto an old cd that I keep on the desk for just such uses...and I spread it around on the different leaves with a toothpick. Added the Flowersoft & a bit of sparkly fine glitter.
The rose border trim was from a snippet also...used one of my oldest & still favorite MS lace punches. Green mat was embossed with a C/bug EF... another snippet.
Sentiment is Elizabeth Craft (has become a great favorite because it cuts & releases so very well).
Paper blossoms were punched from tiny EK Success punches, shaped using the McGill flower shaper tools (and I'm pleased with these as usually my efforts are not so successful). Originally the print had a tiny white flower, and I wanted more pink...so I added my own flowers! There's a little pearl in the center of each flower as well as on the butterflies' bodies.
Aside from the Flowersoft, I quite like this card. I confess to my 'boo-boos', because I regard them as learning curves. I hope it will help someone else that may have similar experiences. I'm always encouraged when I remember I'm not the only one who messes up. So I'll usually share my 'not-so-goods' with the ones that please me more!
Ya'll have a great afternoon. Come again when you can.