Kind Thoughts is such a pretty set from SU, and I adore the delicate line images. Using them, however, has been a challenge. Until now.
How EASY is this?!?!? Okay, the bow was a pain in the tush and I'm really craving that bow thingy Sharon Johnson sells. As usual, I'm behind the trend on this. I tried a knot, but it just didn't look right...a card this elegant demands a bow.
This card really sings for me, mainly because of the visual triangle of red: bow, gem, sentiment. Who knew a single small gemstone could carry so much weight on a card? Not me. When I put it there, I fully expected to be disappointed. Shows how much I know.
The lesson for me here is GO FOR IT! Sometimes, my idea will be totally perfect. Sometimes, it will be at least adequate. Sometimes, it will make me snort in derision and roll my eyes at my own stupidity.
BUT IT'S ONLY CARDSTOCK!!!
And this time, isn't it pretty cardstock?
stamps: SU Kind Thoughts, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
ink: creamy caramel, real red
paper: PTI vintage cream
accessories: ribbon, gemstone
card size: 4.25" square