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!!


  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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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


  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

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

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

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

  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

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

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