Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Creatively Reflecting and a Wedding Card

It is Tuesday here in blogland. The weather has been AWFUL here but I am loving it. I am so happy to have RAIN!! I think that I will feel this way every time it rains because of the drought in California. I am grateful for the little drops that water my plants and help me go through my daily life. Water is such a precious resource that we take for granted.

I have been browsing a lot of card blogs over the last few days. Sometimes looking at other people's work makes me doubt my own creative abilities. I see all these great designers on design teams or go to challenge blogs and then compare myself to what other people create. Then I lose my mojo or start second guessing what I am making at the time. This is something that frustrates me about myself.  I do not compare myself to others as a rule because I am not someone else. I try to be the best of ME that I can be. Sometimes I am good at it, sometimes I am not. Today is one of those days that I am feeling kind of not so good.

On another note, a bunch of companies are coming out with some incredible products. My Favorite Things is releasing their June collections tonight. I am loving their new "Penguins in Paradise" set. Instead of winter, it is filled with the most adorable beach themed images...with penguins!!

I am also looking forward to WPlus9's release. I so want the "Happy Mail" set that features the cutest bears and birds. However, my favorite is the "Party Animal" set that features the  most adorable giraffes. I know a friend that LOVES giraffes and think it would be so fun to create a set of cards for her.

Okay, now to sharing a card that I created for a friend who wanted a wedding card. I used Paper Trey Ink's "Make it Market Mini: Garden Gild" for everything on this card. I ADORE the cover plate and the fun die cut flowers that come with it!! It just screamed wedding to me.

Since it was for a wedding, I chose to make the card mostly white with little touches of color. I embossed the "love" in gold to make it stand out and used gold enamel dots from the kit for two of the flowers to form a visual triangle.

I added the extra flower die cuts over the flowers from the cover plate. I then used colored rhinestones as middles to specific types of flower.

All in all, I was really happy with how this card came out and my friend loved it too. As long as the customer likes it, then all is well.

I think I will be making a few of these to have in my own stash. I do have some weddings coming up.

That is all for today. I thank you for stopping by. Have a great night!!

All supplies are from Paper Trey Ink except the blue rhinestones (Basic Grey), clear rhinestones (Michael's), gold embossing powder (Ranger Ink)