Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Blah Christmas Card
It has been a while since I have blogged. I blame it on the holidays, but in reality, I just sometime slack on writing. I know Christmas is over, but I have not shared this card I made.
I think it could be something cute, but it is lacking something--not sure what, but I wasn't thrilled with it. It accompanied a gift card and I wasn't sad to see this one go.
A few weeks ago, I posted a video showing how to make the swirly tree. That was the starting point to my card. Then one day on my way to work, I thought I would used a bird--I am not a big fan of birds, but I wanted this card to say "A little bird told me..." Then I remember some red velvet paper I had in my stash.
Years and years (and years!) ago, I took a class at the Scrapbook Expo. It was learning how to decorate Slide Mounts...yeah, slide mounts have not been cool for a while--ha ha ha. Anyway, I did still have some of the free papers that the class came with. This cool gold paper (I used for the star--Cricut cartridge George and Basic Shapes) and this red velvet scrap (used for the bird--Cricut cartridge Storybook).
Just to show how old, I dug up the book also bought after the class (it was published in 2005).
Then I was thinking what else I could add to this pretty plan card and I remembered I had some Fun Flock! Here is my boring selection of embossing powders...Fun Flock (white), Clear, iridescent, and White...so fun (yes, boring!) :D Again--all stuff I have had in my stash for a while.
I wasn't that thrilled with the look (not sure if you are supposed to heat the fun flock, I just glued it), but it did its job.
Then, because I still wasn't happy, I added some bling, but just went with plain silver.
It is gone now, but I think if I would have used a different color other than white as the base card, it might have been a card that I loved...or maybe it is the bird...I don't like birds! ha ha ha