I don't know....
After perusing a bunch of magazines for inspiration for this challenge, I broke out in hives and wanted to throw up. So I went shopping (natural response, don't you think?). I got this crazy idea that I needed to use something from the trim department. JoAnn's has beautiful lace and trim, so I bought a few different ones, went home, and got to work.
A few things I learned. Trims are soooo pretty, but they are really thick. You can't wrap them around a one-layer card like you can with grosgrain or satin ribbon. Also, the cut ends of many trims unravel, so cutting them off on the edge of the card NO WORKIE!! This means you must wrap them on a panel that's popped up on dimensionals. In some cases, a double layer of dimensionals is necessary to prevent weird bulges.
Oh heaven above. Can you just feel us moving further and further away from CLEAN AND SIMPLE? Uh-hu. It's all Mary Dawn's fault. Blame her.
I'll leave the details of my angst and panic and heart palpitations and cursing of Mary Dawn to your imagination and say this: no matter how NOT simple and NOT clean today's card is, I LOVE IT.
Yes, it doesn't look like I made it, but that's not the point. The point is, I DID MAKE IT. AND IT FELT WONDERFUL....
to do something like this once.
Give-Away Reminder: Make sure you leave a comment on today's post here and on Mary Dawn's blog My Pink Mexico where she is posting a GAWGEOUS vintage kraft Mother's Day card to maximize your chances to win our give-away of a Big Bite and $25 gift certificate to Papertrey.
How I made this card: The trim-wrapped panel was sponged with Vintage Cream ink from PTI (love that stuff) and popped up on a double layer of dimensionals. The stamped vintage cream panel is stamped and inked with a pale pink. It is also popped, but on a single layer. The top prima is attached to the paper with the brad because I thought one would do, but once I attached the stamped panel, the single prima looked stupid. It needed company. So I attached the second prima with a glue dot. Looks much better because the two brown brads form a visual triangle with the brown sentiment.
stamps: PTI (sentiment), SU Letters from Friends
ink: close to cocoa, VersaMagic pixie pink, PTI vintage cream
paper: PTI kraft, vintage cream
accessories: trim, dimensionals, prima flowers, brads, sponges