Sort of a strange title for a post, don't you think? But there is a reason for it so let me explain.
I recently received the new issue of Card Creations, Volume 9 and used Latisha Yoast's Green Label Thinking of You card on page 153 as my inspiration for our son's birthday card. Here's her card:
|This picture does not do it justice.|
Here is the evolution of my card:
Can you believe that with 11 colors of Baker's twine I could not find one that looked good with this paper? Even jute was the wrong color as the tan in this paper has green undertones. So copper was the best I could do but I am not thrilled. The back side of the button actually went better with the paper than the right side! I wanted to use white ink for the faux stitching but all my gel pens were dried out.
Had I planned my papers, inks, and embellishments before I began to put the card together it would have turned out quite differently--and better. LESSON LEARNED!
Tip: Plan all of the elements of your card before you begin to put it together.
Bottle Neck Ties for Father's Day--
This one says " Thanks for cooking meals whenever Mom's not around.
I know how good you are with the microwave. I love you Dad!
Put over Dad's favorite drink--beer, Pepsi, root beer.
(I found this bottle at Big Lots).
You can print this tie and 2 more HERE.
Make up your own saying if you don't care for these!