First, here is the inspiration PIN. Mia's amazing.
Next, here's the FINAL version of my card.
The card is 7.25" x 3.75". The dies are by Inspiration Obsession. And I love the way this turned out!
But the first version of my card flopped spectacularly, especially if you look at Mia's card first and then mine. I'd thought that since my dies didn't warrant as long a center panel as Mia's did, I could get away with shifting the dimensions. The shift to standard A2 card dimensions ruined it, however, and the single layer of the stamped panel, glued directly to the base rather than popped up as on Mia's card, looks terribly unfinished, flat, and blah. By returning to the original dimensions and matting the stamped panel, I was able to more effectively capture the spirit of Mia's lovely card with my different dies, theme, and colors.
The creative process...sometimes you have to screw up to get it right. Persistence and patience and experimentation get us there in the end. But most important of all...I had a blast with this process. So yay, me!
And many thanks to Mia for once again providing amazing inspiration.
Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,