So….Elizabeth is usually my sounding board if I'm struggling with the look of a card or project.
She's good with color, and I appreciate her opinion.
Well, I was planning for my club this past month and had a card that wasn't quite coming together.
I had a certain technique in mind…a certain stamp set…and a couple colors.
I thought I needed MORE color.
So I added some.
Something still wasn't right.
So I showed Elizabeth and asked her what she thought.
First the card:
Now the reaction:
[wide eyes]: "Get rid of the blood spatter and it should be fine!!!"
"It's deer hunting season!!!"
Hahahaha!!! I hadn't gone there.
I guess it's a good thing I ask her opinion sometimes!
When I was laughing so hard at her, she told me that she gives me input on my stamping like I give Todd input on football.
(I have a great recent story on that, but reading it would not be nearly as good as seeing it. Sometimes I TRY to understand football and watch it with him. I ask him questions to learn more, which he doesn't usually mind. OTHER times, I can't help myself and MY PERSPECTIVE spews out. Recently I cracked myself up, and Todd couldn't help but laugh, too–but thought I was a complete goof. He usually tries to ignore me and my perspective, but this one was too good to ignore.)
Well, I didn't ignore Elizabeth on this one either.
Here's what we ended up with:
As I said at my clubs, I wanted to show the Top Note die.
BESIDES embossing folders, I think it's the 2nd best purchase for the Big Shot.
It's a classic, and that's what I tell people who buy one and ask "what should I buy first?"
Well, I hadn't used the Top Note die in awhile and wanted a modification of Triple Time Stamping.
- Cut the stitching off the Vanilla layer of "Top Note"
- Attached it to the Vanilla card base with just a spot of adhesive in the center.
- Stamped the card, making sure to press hard and stamp ACROSS the 2 layers of the card.
- TWIST the Vanilla Top Note off the card to release the adhesive.
- Attach the Mossy Meadow Top Note to the back of the Vanilla. (Adding the matte layer ends up covering the stamped area that is blank.)
- Attach both layers back onto the base permanently.
I think this is a much better choice. Don't you?
What's YOUR perspective?!
One of my customers said her nephew would love it! He's a hunter. 😉
Have a fabulous day!!!
(By the way, I leave for DC in a few days!! Can't wait!!)
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