This is one of those accidental cards. Honestly, I probably never would have put this together if I hadn't been trying to do something else entirely. It started with a whole other image and the large square frame from my scrap drawer. The frame had been cut in white. I colored it with a Copic marker to coordinate with that other image, but it turned out a completely wrong choice. Then auto-crafting took over.
I ended up focusing on the frame rather than putting it back in the scrap drawer. The Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper pad is a beautiful collection, but there's one piece I don't particularly care for, so I thought if I used it to cover the frame there wouldn't be much showing and it would look okay. Alas, I still didn't care for it, but I kept on and on...
I searched through my stamp drawers for an image that would look good with the paper and came up with this ages old rose basket. Colored with Copics, sponged, layered, stitched, embellished with die cuts...
Now what shall I do with this card? I mail or give away everything. My June birthdays are done. It's not quite right for my July birthdays (two of which are guys). I decided to make it into an anniversary card for a friend who asks for four anniversary cards every year. This is just her type of card as she loves the hand crafted look. So... all that time spent and at least it's not for naught.
The frame, by the way, is wrapped in the paper. You've seen that done before, I'm sure. It's been a while since I used this method to cover a frame and I'd forgotten how much I like it. Hopefully I'll do it again soon and then I'll try to demonstrate for those who might be wondering. My auto-crafting this time did not include stopping for pictures.
Thanks for letting me share my story. Does anything here sound familiar to you? You probably have those times, too, where you start out with one idea and end up with another. I guess that's part of the fun. Have a happy day!
Stamps: All Night Media Anna Griffin (no other name on stamp) Paper: SU Naturals Ivory, old Hero Arts specialty gold paper, Neenah 110 lb white (layered under the gold for die cuts), Graphic 45 Botanical Tea designer paper Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Tea Dye (for sponging), Copics for coloring Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Squares, Spellbinders Bird Scrolls