Do you ever spend FAR too long on a card, only to have it turn out looking like total crud? On a related note - welcome to Texas Tuesday, where apparently I make a butt-ugly card, post it on my blog and expect you to leave comments here praising how purdy it is. HA! I'm not a fan of today's card, can you tell? Well here, judge for yourself:
I don't understand what happened. I had a fabulous Deadbeat Designs stamp. I had my completely cool new Sizzix 3D Flowers die and visions of the yellow rose of Texas. I had big plans for this card. But somehow, it all went wrong. I think the first bad step was putting aside the white paper and Copics and deciding I wanted to stamp this image on kraft and color it with my watercolor crayons. It just isn't working for me. Then I decided to go for a distressed/shabby look - not a look I can easily pull off. So there you have it - the process for ending up with this card! I do have to say it improved quite a bit when I added stitching. That's my tip for the day - add stitching to a card, it works wonders!!
And now that my self-deprecating is done, how about you hop on over and see what my far-more-talented Texas Tuesday compadres are up to? I'm sure it will be good. Here's the links for the cowpokes who played along this time: Geeta, Mark, Betty and Tina!
If you're feeling inspired to make a Texas-themed creation yourself, link it up HERE so we can find you. Next week I'll be sharing those submissions - if there are any!
- Stamps: Deadbeat Designs
- Paper: SU, Hero Arts cardstock, October Afternoon DP
- Ink: Black StazOn, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
- Accessories: SU Watercolor Crayons, Sizzix Flowers, 3D die, machine stitching, lace