The Best of Everything is a very simple little stamp set with 8 images and two sentiments. I’ve been working with it for a couple days… the simplistic style lends itself to clean and simple stamping (CAS)… and that is a personal challenge for me, LOL.
There is one image from the stamp set that I had anticipated being the easiest to use and my goodness did it ever stump me.. .so much for pre-judging a stamped image! Does that ever happen to you?
Needless to say, I had a particular card design in mind… but it just wouldn’t come together, and believe me these are just a few of my feeble attempts at making this card… c'est la vie!
LOL… I think this was my fourth attempt at making the card using Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper. I kept ripping it apart and re-doing it, finally settling on this card. I think I just got tired of ripping it apart, LOL!
So I changed up the colors… opting for River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I also added a little embossing and a birthday stamped image from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess set found on page 10 of the Idea Book and Catalog… LOL, still not thrilled with the card!
So.. I changed the color palette a bit, adding bashful blue and glitter…
Then tried a button instead of the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamped image.
And added a little ‘faux thread’… a technique shared at the January Leadership convention! There actually is no thread in the button at all, instead the thread was painted on using a white gel pen… isn’t that a fun tip for today my paper crafting friends?
And changed the palette around one more time… this time bashful blue, Island Indigo, Always Artichoke, and Whisper White along with a printed in-color brad. I think this is my favorite! What do you think?
LOL… sometimes the card just won’t come out of my brain!
Have a great day, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.
I look forward to reading your comments!