Paper craft project no. 54: Wishing you well

2013-09-13 OLC Wishing you well
This one layer card has got to be my most photographed card — meaning I had to photograph it 27 times before I got a good one. I wasn’t too happy with the first two photos I took at the usual spot in the living room after post-processing them, so I took the card out on the front porch and set it on our weather-worn bench. Ahh, success! :-)

All week, I’ve been thinking of how I was going to do a card for Less is More’s Week #136 Color Challenge. The colors are dark green and rust. Didn’t have a problem with the green since I’ve got plenty of inks in various shades of green and it would be easy to darken them. My problem was the color rust — I don’t have rust-colored ink. So yesterday, I decided I’d skip this week’s LIM challenge. But then this morning, I had a light bulb moment (well, it’s more of a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-I-oughtta-smack-myself-silly moment). Here I was all week thinking I couldn’t do the challenge because I didn’t have the right ink when I had inks I could blend together to create a rust color — orange (spiced marmalade), red (barn door), and brown (vintage photo). Problem solved!

Edited to add: I took waaaay too long to publish this blog post that I missed LIM’s deadline! I thought I had an hour or two to spare. (I really wish InLinkz would display the deadline in terms of date and time in addition to how many hours are left.) Ahh, well…

So while the hubby and I watched an episode of McMillan & Wife on Netflix, I made this one layer card. I got to use three new supplies for this card: Heidi Swapp and The Crafters Workshop stencils, and the music background stamp — which I bought yesterday when I was in town with my mother-in-law (MIL). The hubby called it our girls’ day out. We’re practically inseparable but he didn’t go yesterday because of a severe headache he’s had all day. It was the first time in three or four years that I worked out at the gym alone. The MIL dropped me off at my gym and she drove off to hers. Hobby Lobby is a 5-minute walk from my gym so after 45 minutes, I headed over there. Anyway, long story short, I picked up a few items there and MIL and I hit several more stores (Costco, Wal-Mart, Winco, Asian store, Starbucks). We were gone for 4.5 hours or so. That night, I asked the hubby if he’d let me have a girls’ day out again. “Yeah,” he answered sleepily, holding me tight as I snuggled up to him. “But not for a while.” I guess he missed me ;-)

This card also fits two other challenges: CASology Week 61: Silhouette and Addicted to CAS Challenge 21: Music (code word).


Stamps: sentiment (Hero Arts); music background (Stampabilities)
Inks: pine needles, spiced marmalade, barn door, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: stencils (Heidi Swapp; The Crafters Workshop); scoring board (Martha Stewart Craft); bone folder

Thanks for reading this far! I got a bit long-winded in this post. Have a wonderful weekend and if you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, please consider taking up the holiday papercrafting challenge I have on my other blog.


6 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 54: Wishing you well”

  1. What a fabulous card! I love the artistic elements of your one layer card. that is something I need to put more effort into trying, one layer cards. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving me some luv!

  2. Hi Shery, I love the textures in your card and great idea to combine the colours. How annoying you missed KIM but so pleased you joined us at ATCAS. Oh I have done my card for your challenge, just need to get a good photo, having trouble like you x

  3. Lovely imagery! beautiful colors!
    Thanks for joining us on the FUN at CASology this week!!!

  4. lovely card… I really like that you used green for the silhouette butterflies instead of black! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  5. What a lovely and artistic card. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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