Hi folks, I'm back & have finally emerged from under the heap of post-holiday laundry... there's some housework you just CAN'T avoid!
Stamps: Boxes, Bags & Tags (PTI); Season Sparkle (My Cute Stamps)
Card: Kraft card (Anna Marie Designs)
Other: silver detail embossing powder
This week's Less is More challenge is the dreaded one-layer, & you have to incorporate a flourish. Now, I'm not a flourishy kind of a gal; I had to search high & low just to find one in my stamp collection, & it's certainly never seen ink before. It's not even very flourishy, so I hope it qualifies.
Can anyone explain to me why, when you try out a concept roughly, on scrap paper, just eyeballing placement, it comes together like a dream, yet when you transfer the same design to your best cardstock & measure centres exactly etc, it's completely pants? When I used to work, this phenomenon was referred to as a visit from the F**-up Fairy. Well guess what, she's been lurking in my craft room waiting for me while I was away!
The card you see above is attempt no. 4, & even that's not quite as perfect as I'd like. You stamp the flourish beautifully, & the sentiment smudges, or isn't straight.. I've remembered why I do so many sentiments on the computer. OK, I'll do the sentiment first. Fine. So now the flourish is all wonky, or there's extra embossing powder where there shouldn't be. Are you getting the picture?
Less is More: Week 71, One Layer - use a flourish