I didn't mean to go this long without posting. It seems every time I sit down to create, everything would go wrong. I swore that this card would be the death of me. I used the High Hopes Challenge #17 sketch for inspiration. It's a simple card, but I think I had to do everything two or three times. I had to take a about three 1 day breaks and just step away. Finally, I got the front looking decent so I began to work on the inside. Well that became a whole other problem. I just couldn't get it to look right. So finally I took the whole card front off and started over with another card blank. The card pictured below is the original. My camera's batteries had died so I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the completed one. Safe to say, after much frustration, I'm overall happy with it. But oy, was it a pain in the making!
The image and sentiment are from H&M Stamps set titled My Favorite Valentine. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and inked the edges of the sentiment with Studio G ink. The printed paper is from DCWV's Spring Stack last year. The red cardstock is also from DCWV. I embossed the pink cardstock with the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug embossing folder and then used the Martha Stewart Mini Hearts edge punch on both the top and bottom. Embellishments include Prima flowers, American Crafts ribbon, Stickles, and a Skittle.
I think I'm going to just take a little break from creating, at least till this weekend. Just step away and take a breather. I tried to attempt another card a few days ago and was having the same issues. Nothing going right. I finally just gave up. I need to clean and organize my space anyways. I ordered the February POTM stamps from High Hopes so I look forward to getting those. I don't have any other Easter stamps besides Studio G. It's such a great deal too. I love their adorable images. They just recently released over 70 new stamps so check them out!
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