Either way, we win. We either jump for joy or we learn something. It's all good.
So here are our two lessons for today.
First, the PSX pine tree. I decided to make a set of all-red holiday thank-you card that had a Nordic flavor, but I experimented with adding a bunch of Stickles on the tree to add a snowy feel.
|Stamps: PSX tree, Clearly Besotted sentiment;|
Ink: Ranger Archival red geranium
Mostly, I love this. The Stickles turned a little pinkish, which is disappointing. I was really hoping the red would stay red and the white Stickles would stay white, with a snowy effect. The red ink is Ranger Archival red geranium, which is waterproof, so I have to assume that the red showing through the clear glue gives the pinkish cast to the glitter.
And second, the Hero Arts tree. There's a design flaw here...too much space between the sentiment and tree. Wow, that's a big gap! I considered buying some silver or gold sheer ribbon and add a bow below the tree, but somehow I think that would look "stuck on" and certainly not integral to the design. Nope. Trying to make that tree fit this panel with that sentiment just didn't work.
|Stamps: Hero Arts tree, Clearly Besotted sentiment; Ink:|
Delicata gold and silver
Dottie Jo wanted to see my effort with this Hero Arts flourish tree. Perhaps it would be better for her to look at this older, lovely heart card. Hope that's a better example for you to follow, Dottie Jo!!!!
Clearly, today's card just isn't a winner of a design contest. But I'm keeping the silver-and-gold color scheme in the back of my mind as I move forward in my plans to use my Christmas stamp stash.
Tomorrow, we'll be back with a fun and balanced tree card where everything went right.