Up top is the pretty palette for ColourQ this week, LOVE the purple/orange combo. :)
Anyway, I thought these were really pretty colors and didn't necessarily have to be a Halloween card. I thought they would make pretty wedding card colors, too! I hope the happy couple likes this :)
This was one of those projects that should have been far simpler than it actually was! Man, I was tired when I sat down, and my desk was a mess. Both these things led to rookie mistake after rookie mistake from this experienced crafter! I think it turned out ok, I was just bummed that what should have been a ten minute card took over an hour, since my desk was such a pit, I kept losing everything! I even spent 5 minutes searching for my paper trimmer. Yes, it's over a foot long, LOL! ;)
I also had to redo everything multiple times....The main panel was die cut and stamped 3x before I got it right. The ribbon was supposed to be a pretty bow, and I just couldn't get it tied prettily enough. The hole for the ribbon to go through tore a bit. In the end, I decided to do a french bow, they always look nice and lay flat. I hand cut the vellum banner, which started out as a fishtail banner, but then that was too wide, and I did want the card to fit in a regular A2 sized envelope, so I made a pointy-end banner instead. All in all I think it turned out pretty, in SPITE of all my mistakes! I ended up smudging the card in a couple places with inky fingers, fortunately nowhere that couldn't be covered up! Anyway, I hope they like it, that's all that really matters. :)
Hope you all are doing well, too! Biggest hugs, INSANE week ahead, but I do have a VERY cool post for craftstorageideas.com going up tomorrow, I will link you up here, chickadees, just in case you aren't subscribed over there yet! Also, a cute (and pretty creative, if I do say so myself) card is going up for the challenge that will go live at Can You Digi It? in just a little bit after this one, so if you came here from ColourQ, refresh and scroll up to see that one too!
supply list: stamps and dies: Papertrey Ink; cardstock and ink: Stampin' Up!; ribbon: American crafts; brads: Recollections; vellum; heat tool; black embossing powder; corner rounder: EK Success