Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia with Toasted Coconut
Good morning, everyone! I hope it is truly lovely where you are!
I want to show you a different kind of wedding thank you card that I put together. This is an image I fell in love with long ago and just had to have from A Day for Daisies, Dress #4. I hope to eventually aquire the entire collection of gowns, as they are each a treasure in and of themselves. When the mag publication call went out for wedding cards, I thought to make something a little different. This one wasn't chosen, but I still like it just the same. I'm sure I will just change the sentiment at some point to suit whatever purpose happens to come along, but for now I like it just the way it is! :)
I used Basic Grey Sultry papers. The main image is sprayed with tea rose glimmer mist. The flower is made from vintage dress pattern papers that were punched and then sprayed with the glimmer mist for a pretty shine. the little prima rose was then added to the center and then that whole bit was added to another flower punched from the BG paper to resemble a leaf. some pretty vintage buttons and May Arts ribbon finish off the card.
yes, I will submit again. even if I keep getting told no. yesterday I learned that a card I made was the very last in a competition. that was a tough one to take, especially when it was a card I really liked and thought I did well with. I mean, VERY LAST. whoa nelly, that did some damage to my self esteem. but then I realized, in the end, life is more than just a card. it is really about people and the relationships we have. and I am more than just a piece of paper. yeah, I am still a bit shaken by it, but today I will go back to my crafting table and start fresh with another blank piece of card stock. and another piece of ribbon. no, I am not Renoir, or Van Gogh, but I don't have to be. I just need to be me. and that is enough. :)