Friday, February 19, 2010
Vintage or Dirty?
I'm not quite sure where I was going with this card. It started with the scalloped rose. I was stamping with my friend, (and awesome downline), Judy Sumner, who was using an old, yellowed dictionary for one of her projects. Her version of the 3-D flowers were so pretty and would be much easier to mail. But I have to make things harder and more complicated, so I tried it with the technique I showed on an earlier post, (February 4). I fell in love with the vintage look of those old pages once I had my 'rose', but I needed a card to go with it. Believe it or not, that is Pretty In Pink and Whisper White that I sponged with Soft Suede to give it that 'old' look. But I think I took it too far and now it just looks dirty to me. I had this idea that a Mr and Mrs were celebrating their 50Th wedding anniversary and were lovingly looking through all the cards they had received at their wedding while reminiscing their many years of being together. (I might watch the Classic Movie Channel too much. They really made great romantic movies back then!) Anyway, there is no way you could mail this, and I am not sure the recipient would understand the route I was taking. But I kinda like it and might just keep it for myself and pull it out years from now (I'm not telling you how many) on my 50Th anniversary and tell Steve it must have gotten stepped on.
By the way, if you would like to know how to make these flowers, you must come to my next camp, February 27th, where we will be making some 'cleaner' ones. Email to reserve a spot. firstname.lastname@example.org
Like the real roses? My Valentine gave me those. I told you he was a keeper.