Gorgeous! I love the subtle colors, the big blue flowery button, the glitter, the dotted ribbon, the punched border...raptures!
But...that big blue button is, well, really BIG, and the other buttons are a bit thick as well. And glitter is so messy. And I don't have that dotted ribbon or the dotted border punch.
Whatever is a girl to do?
The Primas are a good, flat substitute for the buttons, and the bling doesn't add enough bulk to matter. The satin ribbon adds a touch more shine to the matte finish of the cardstock and white ink; I opted out of the knot because this ribbon is not double-sided and the matte/shiny sides would be distracting. Plus, it's simpler this way. Finally, the apron border punch adds a nice scalloped feel to reinforce the scalloped ends of the Prima petals.
Whenever you see a card that you love in a magazine or on a blog, don't feel you have to do everything the same. Improvise and play around with what you have. Modify the original design to express YOUR crafting style and values. Go confidently in the direction of your own artistic vision. (Gandhi was smart, and his sayings so adaptable!)
And when you post your inspired creation for the world to see, always acknowledge the source of your inspiration. It's the right thing to do.
Thus speaks the English 102 instructor who once had the entire MLA Handbook memorized.
So thanks, Jessica Witty. I couldn't have done it without you.
stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms, Birthday Basics
ink: SU white craft ink, close to cocoa classic ink
paper: sahara sand, white
accessories: primas, rhinestones, ribbon, apron punch