Now for confession time (in addition to the "I'm still eating Christmas candy even though I made a candy-less New Year's resolution"). I am really REALLY bad at math. And fractions? Forgetta' bout 'em! And dividing fractions? I'm not even sure that is possible...is it? I vaguely remember divisors, dividends, quotients, reciprocals...? I clearly remember tears....lots and lots of tears as my father would do his best to help me with my homework...lovingly shaking his head and I'm sure wondering how, he a man who's livelihood relied on math could have spawned such an empty headed, devoid of all things calculus, daughter! I am blessed to say - he loved me anyway!
I should NEVER pick a layout that has equal parts of design paper distributed on a surface. So...before you even look at this card I will point out the center column is SIGNIFICANTLY narrower than its companions. I had originally cut just four strips - then decided I didn't like all the silver foil showing through. So I moved all the one inch strips closer together starting at the outer edges of the card and working in. Then I sliced a skinny strip to fill the space. The outer strips are one inch skinny one is some goofy number of little tick marks on the ruler. Don't even THINK about asking me what size it is! So! Here goes...
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Select White
~Layer of American Craft silver foil specialty cardstock (gift from sister Gail - who by the way is good at math)
~Five different slices of SEI White Elegance design paper
~Horizontal layer of the same design paper with the edges smudged with Color Box Blue Lagoon Chalk
~Layer of sheer polka dot ribbon
~Scallop circle of aqua American Craft foil specialty cardstock, topped with scallop circle of white cardstock, and topped with the CANDY WRAPPER FOIL - die cut using a punch
~Prima flower with rhinestone center
~Happy Holidays stamped using Stazon Teal Blue on label cut using my new Cricut and a borrowed Winter Wonderland cartridge
Inspirations and Challenges
Shabby Tea Room - photo inspiration
Card Patterns - sketch
Paper Pretties - white, silver, blue
Thank you for clicking by and by the way the chocolate was delicious!
Nancy in Iowa