Saturday, January 13, 2018

Delusions of Grandeur

Have you ever watched a video by Jennifer McGuire and thought, "Hey! That doesn't look so hard! I could do that!"?

And then you can't.

Jennifer inspires delusions of grandeur in me, and today's card proves that even when you're not as grand as you think you might be, you can still be grand enough.

Okay, so this card is NOT like the ones in Jennifer's video here. In fact, it's not even a tiny bit close. But that's okay. Because my failed effort at being Jennifer led to a successful effort to be myself.

So yay!

This watercolor flower was made using Peerless watercolors with white embossing (another Jennifer video), and I thought I could make an in-and-out card using that but no, no, nopity, nope.

As I sat amidst the tattered remains of my delusions, I realized that this lovely little die cut would serve on a totally different card.

So here it is, redeemed by a different purpose.

There's a metaphor for life in this somewhere, but I'm too tired to figure it out.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love for all,

stamps: Hero Arts Little Florals
ink: embossing ink, Archival monarch orange
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, Copic for coloring said rhinestones, Peerless Watercolors, brush, white embossing powder, heat gun, coordinating die, dimensionals


  1. Such a beautiful card you have made, it doesnt matter that its nothing like Jennifers. I find so often the video makes a technique look so easy then after much trial and much error I too find a style that is not the same but makes me happy. I think that there are some who can always do and those who are happy to try and thats what counts. Hugs xx

  2. So how far away from Cincinnati are you? Is it the Ohio air you and Jennifer share?

  3. Yes, Jennifer has inspired delusions of grandeur in me multiple times. The latest for me was when I bought 2 turnabout stamps from Concord and 9th. I had major issues just getting them marked so haven't even tried stamping yet. Oh, well...

    Your die cut flower is lovely and looks quite elegant on your card.

  4. I laughed when I read..have you ever...? The answer is YES!! She does make things look easy. Glad you had vision to see something different. Sweet card. Love the orange.


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