Spreading the love with Pretty Petals
I’m happy to say we’ve finally finished our move into the new/old house!
I was wrong to think, though, that the work was finished, which is why this blog has been silent for a bit. We moved to a house with acreage and are trying to whip it into shape for our future horses.
Also, I got a late start in the garden and am still not finished planting. Here in Montana, our growing season is VERY short, so every day lost is like 10 in the south. And, don’t even get me started on the weeds or the parsley-eating rabbits.
However, I did find the time to make this card using the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack and the Butterfly Thinlits Dies. I love this paper. It’s sweet and vintage-looking, yet still fresh.
To make the card, I cut strips half an inch wide in the patterns I thought would work best together. I also cut one in Very Vanilla for my sentiment. I wasn’t overly concerned about making the strips the same length. I liked the idea of having them vary.
Originally, I was going to place my sentiment strip on the bottom, but it felt unfinished to me, so I moved it up one spot.
The card base is Basic Gray card stock. I think Basic Black would have been fine, too, since it’s a color in the DSP, but I wanted to soften it up a bit.
The sentiment, which I love for its much-needed message, is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and is stamped in Mint Macaron to coordinate with the DSP. (The Sprinkles of Life set is this year’s set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House.)
I finished the card last night, but as I was trying to fall asleep I was rethinking the design in my head. Originally I had placed the small heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Embellishments directly on the body. But, it was kind of hard to tell what the shape was. This morning, I woke up with the idea of putting some of the DSP under the heart to make it pop. I like it much better this way!
Three things about this card are new to me:
* This is the first time I’ve used Basic Gray card stock. Ever.
* This is the first time I’ve used Very Vanilla card stock. Ever. For Real.
* This is the first time I’m entering the Fusion Card Challenge, an interesting challenge that is new to me.
Here’s the inspiration:
And here’s what I used to make this card: (Click to order!)