I'm Sorry....

...for making this first card!!  lol...
My schedule for Monday included making an "I'm Sorry" card.  So I looked through the sketches I had for challenges this week and decided on the sketch at Sketches by Carly:
Pretty cute right?!
So I get started on my card, choose my papers and colors...and produce this terrible, awful, never going to show this again card!
It wasn't looking good from the beginning, but I kept hoping that the next element I added would pull it all together...and it just didn't!  I was sooooo disappointed!  Once again I had spent precious time and valuable materials to make something that was just plain ugly...
Well I couldn't end my day that way, so I tried again.  I looked up a different digital sentiment to use and changed my colors a little bit.  I didn't want to totally give up on the patterned paper or sketch I used...what would be the challenge if I didn't try to improve on something I didn't like?
Once I had my plan set out, I started putting it all together.  And this is the result:
Tada!!!  I LOVE it!  As you can see, I still used the floral paper, but I covered it with a piece of vellum to tone down the brightness of it.  Instead of the original brown I paired it with green, and I chose a pinkish second patterned paper.  The sketch is flipped to the side but still contains all the needed elements.
I cut out some floral shapes with my cricut and started constructing the flowers.  I spent a good part of yesterday looking up details, styles, and techniques on how to make different flowers.  That was so fun!  But ultimately put me 2 days behind on my initial "schedule."  Opps!  Oh well :)
The centers of the large flowers are just big blobs of 3D paint.  I don't have any gems or pearls large enough to fit in those centers.  I was hoping it would have been a bit more shiny when dry...but doesn't appear to be.
I made some buds using the same petals as the large flowers, I just cut out the centers so the petals were in a strip and then twisted them up.  Then punched out some little daisy shapes, added a little glitter to them and a gem in the centers, and shoved them into the arrangement :)
 On the right side of the sentiment is another flower, but I also made some little "stick pins."  They aren't really stick pins, they are strips of paper with a decorated heart glued to the end!  But again, I don't have stick pins so I had to work with what I've got :)  I think they turned out super cute!  And they do add something extra to the whole card.
This card (the second, much prettier card :) ) is entered in the following challenges:
    Sketches by Carly #50
    Crafty Cardmakers #62-1,2,3 Recipe (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments)
    Paper Makeup #24-Word Art
    Delicious Doodles #13-Pink
    The Corrosive Challenge #143-Another Dimension
    Sentimental Sundays #90-Let's Get Sentimental
Thanks for stopping by!!

13 comments:

  1. OH wowie... see, it totally pays to stick it out until you are happy with the results. Although I liked the first card very much, I really love the 2nd one. The vellum toning down the dp was a brilliant idea!! LOVELY flowers on there too and the sentiment is great. THANK YOU for playing at SKETCHES BY CARLY *Ü* Out of all the sketches you could have used, you picked Carly's!! THANK YOU!!! Have a wonderful sunshiney day

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  2. I just love thses flowers. Your sentiment is true...love it. Thanks for your take in sentimental sundays challenge this week.

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  3. What beautiful flowers, both cards are lovely but like you I prefer the second. Thank you for joining our recipe challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Anne
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  4. Those flowers are just gorgeous! And the "stick pins" came out great. Awesome job. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge.

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  5. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

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  6. Beautiful card .
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

    Annette

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  7. What a truly gorgeous creation. Sadly we will be unable to put you forward for one of our Top 5 slots, or the prize as our criteria was 3 embellishments and you have used four, flowers, stick pins (beautifully made by the way!), butterflies and gems.

    Lin - Crafty Cardmakers

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  8. Very pretty! I really like the orientation of your sentiment and those beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for playing at PMS this week!

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  9. Wow, pretty cards, I simply love the second one! It looks great! Thank you for joining this weeks Digi Makeover Challenge!

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  10. Very nice cards. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

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  11. Love the use of the vellum to tone down the paper, very clever, resulting in a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges

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  12. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time.
    hugs Kimx

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  13. Hi Emily!:)
    These cards are so cute! And that saying is so true! LOL Thanks for playing at Sketches By Carly!

    xxCARLYxx

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