Friday, November 22, 2013

Glittery Stripes Happy Holidays Card

I honestly can't decide if this card is a good one or not. Something seems off to me. Probably the size of the focal point versus the background. I saw this card on the Lawn Fawn blog (actually it's the second card featured on the blog post) and thought it looked really, really cool. I wanted to try my hand at it. I found some of that glitter(Rock Candy distress glitter), and had the super sticky tape. I don't have those stamps sets used, but I made do with what I do have. Here's the final result.
The more I look at it the more I don't really care for it, to be honest. 
I'm glad I tried it, but I will probably have to go back to the drawing board.

I found the banner on CTMH's Artiste Cricut Cartridge. It's two pieces layered on top of each other. I ran the outline piece through my Xyron sticker maker and added silver glitter. Mainly because I don't own any silver embossing powder I've discovered. (egads, and I call myself a crafter? LOL). The "holly" is a Martha Stewart branch punch with some small red gems and a bit of Doodle twine. The happy holidays is from a retired CTMH stamp set called Seasonal Thoughts and is the only sentiment that would really fit in that space. 

All in all, a good idea, in theory but not as good as I'd hoped in execution. 
Oh well, can't win 'em all!
Now the next card I share...that one I do like!


1 comment:

KayM said...

Wow!! Isn't this lovely and oh so elegant!! This is a beauty Jeanne! I'm not a glitter girl, but I have to say I truly like this! I can't believe that you're not happy with this one! It's a winner up and down in my book!!