Sunday, April 17, 2011

Not What I Was Going For ...

This card was supposed to be for todays Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers; but this thing failed on a monumental scale so I won't be posting it. I don't want to insult the FS. LOL

I know it could probably use some pearls and a ribbon, but the ribbon was nixed because I could not find any pink that went with the card stock; and since the flowers were already a different color I thought three different shades of pink were pushing it.

I thought about adding a few of my much loved Kaisercraft pearls to liven it up, but decided I didn't want to waste them. I had a couple pearl stick pins coming from behind the flowers, but without a bow I thought it looked strange.

Maybe tomorrow I can take another try at this card. But for now this is it. It really needs help and any input is appreciated. :)


I put two pearls on this card and now I'm happy with it. Sometimes I think I need to make a card, walk away from it for a day, then come back to it and look at it again.

Thanks For Caring set by SU!
SU Pink Pirouette; Very Vanilla; Basic Black card stock
Pink Pirouette and Basic Black ink
Spellbinders Fancy Labels and SU! Oval punches; Cuttlebug EF
Flowers by Prima (except the little off white ones; no clue where I came by those)
Kaisercraft pearls


  1. How totally elegant and this label set is hard to come by!! A really elegant card!!

  2. Hi Carole

    Your card is lovely.

    I love all the embossing and the fact that there is just one centre focal point.

    Great frame, sentiment and flowers.

    It is gorgeous just as it is.

    Love Jules xx

  3. I can't see anything wrong with this at all hun, except maybe it didn't work out as you had it in your head. Nonetheless, it is a super gorgeous card and I love it's classic elegance. Hugs, Sxx

  4. The card is lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hugs from Germany to Texas, Valerie

  5. so stylish!! very beautiful card!!

  6. I think you too hard on yourself, I think its beautiful.

  7. Well I think it turned out beautifully! You should post it for sure!!

  8. Bee..uu..ti...ful! Read it like that for full effect! :) Fantastic!

  9. Gosh you're hard on yourself, I loved both versions, real classy vintage feel, gorgeous:0) xxx

  10. It was beautiful before and it is elegant now!! I love how you used the ink to emboss too!

  11. Loved it before - and now it's perfect!

  12. What a classy and elegant card. Maybe a die-cut frame around the borders ?