Strange title for a blog post I know. But I was thinking about my style and confidence as a card maker. I've been doing this for about a year now. I love to create, but felt much better re-creating. Or I would create many elements and never know how to pull them together on a card. I must say, now that I'm starting to branch out on my own I'm enjoying it SO much more. Figuring out who I am and what my style is - or what it is for that day! SO, here is a thank you card I made in about 20 minutes (another plus to this great confidence surge!!)
I started off with a tag that I stamped WAY BACK when Clarie's Very Vintage Christmas was released (that's a whole year ago !!) I pulled it out of my box (using my pre-stamped images is one of my new crafting resolutions!!) Also, after some discussion on the PTI board about distress inks I went out and bought 2 colours to add to the one I had, as well as an ink applicator. I distressed the tag with worn lipstick and it blended beautifully into the already stamped tag. Thank you is from Say it with Style, and cream layer is stamped in the faux lace image from Fax Fun - all Waltzingmouse. PP is PTI's library ledger paper, and base is Vintage cream. My little flower was die cut with MFT"s rolled flower die, and felt leaves behind it are from SU. PTI silk ribbon, and a little trio of rhinestones (inspired by Laurie Beth) to finish of the taggy part. I had so much fun distressing this tag, I cannot believe I waited this long to try the distress inks !!
AND......Just had to take this AFTER Picture of my desk. Yes, this pic was taken AFTER i made my card.
So proud of myself !! My first card made in my newly organized space feels great.
What would feel even greater is if little miss decides to make her appearace soon .... passing your due date is NO FUN !!