Thursday, May 6, 2010

So Sweet of You


Happy Thursday everyone!  I worked on this card in pieces, over weeks.  That's how I make a lot of my cards.  I stamp some cardstock when I have time.  I punch out something when I have time.  I put two layers together when I have time.  You see how it goes.  I rarely sit down and finish an entire card all at once.  It usually slowly evolves.
  • So, I had stamped a piece of vintage cream cardstock with my Tin Types background, in Ocean Tides ink.  Then it sat. 
  • I walked by it a day later, and punched out five butterflies.  They sat.
  • A week later, I stamped this piece of Kraft cardstock with my woodgrain stamp.  Guess what...Yep, it sat around too.
  • After another week, I thought I should get those pieces off my desk and focus on finishing the card.  I cut the base of Ocean Tides cs and the rest of the card came together in no time.  I love the Dark Chocolate button I found in my stash.  I rubbed a little vintage cream ink over it to show the texture.
What's my problem?  Not enough time?  Maybe, but I don't really care.  It doesn't bother me.  I live an unhurried life.  I'm just grateful to have stamps and goodies to play with.  And eventually I'll find time to finish a card.




All from Papertrey Ink except where stated

Stamps:  Background Basics: Tin Types & Woodgrain, Signature Greetings
Paper:  Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream, Kraft
Ink:  Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Bamboo (CTMH)
Accessories:  martha stewart butterfly punch, melon berry satin ribbon, dark chocolate vintage button, rustic twine

18 comments:

Amy said...

This turned out great!! It was worth the wait!! I like the melon berry with the ocean tides!

Kara said...

I love the balance of masculine and feminine. Lovely card!
Kara

Emm said...

I love what you did with the button.

Dana said...

Oh Sara, I really enjoyed reading your process. You really ARE unhurried. I'm jealous. Your card is very pleasing to the eye and the vintage button is cool. I really like how you rubbed ink on it to show off the nooks and crannies.

Nadine said...

You brought all your elements together so beautifully Sara. I also enjoyed reading your cardmaking process. And hey it's the finished results that matter, not how long the items sat! Enjoy your unhurried life! :o)

Joan B said...

and it came out terrific. What a beautiful composition!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Wow Sara, you definitely do have an unhurried life! I'm the complete opposite - I can't leave something alone until it's completely finished, it would keep me awake at night!

This card is lovely. All your elements came together so well and are really harmonious. I really love those butterflies!

Lisa V. said...

I want to use your approach. I can't leave it alone until I have it done. Your patience payed off because the card is so pretty.

Silke Ledlow said...

Aloha Sara!!! Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the butterflies!!! Glad you took your time to create this beauty :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Diane Jaquay said...

All the pieces came together beautifully Sara, fabulous card!!

Nerina said...

I loved reading about your process Sara! I can really relate - it's usually over about 24 hours, but I also punch a bit, stamp a bit drape ribbon for a bit..... :0) I like the way this turned out! The woodgrain looks fabulous as the background and the melon/ocean tides combo is sooooo pretty!

Sue Ann said...

SARA ...... I love the color combo and the tin types on the bottom...... really such a beautiful card!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Sara!! I love your colors!! And I agree, that button just sets everything off!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is wonderful, Sara! I really enjoyed reading about your process!

Baseret said...

I love how this card came together. The melon berry ribbon is wonderful with the ocean tides!

honugurl16 said...

Sara, that woodgrain came out marvelously! I love it. The kraft and ocean tides look great together!

Laurie said...

What a great card! I love the background stamp on the butterflies! It's just SO pretty!

Jennifer Carter said...

I love how your card has such a calming, beachy feel to it! Very pretty!