I created this card for the Make it Monday challenge (mim9) which was to use heat embossing.
I think I was feeling a bit creative tonight as I didn’t use a sketch for this card (*shocking* I know). Heck my muse was so much in charge that I don’t even remember how I got started with this one! [Now if only she’d stick around for awhile.]
I think first came the decision to do clear embossing with sponging (in a rainbow of course). Since I was going with rainbow flowers, I decided to send this card off to my niece (she’s in college-hence the “miss you”), so I kept the rest of the card bright & cheery.
Oh, and I have to tell you my “snowflake”. [Sidenote, my mom and I call it the “snowflake” technique because the first time we decided to cover up a mistake, we ended up using a snowflake.] I sponged the flower heads with the rainbow colors and then went back and added sponging to the stems. The stem sponging *so* did not look right, so I covered up most of the sponging with the ribbon.
When I was putting the card together, I did wonder whether it was balanced or not. I thought about adding something to that top left corner, but instead, I moved the sentiment a little off the card on the left and then added glitter centers to the flowers. I’m thinking the glitter helps with the balance, so the top/left doesn’t feel as empty. What do you think? Could I have achieved balance a better way?
Thanks for taking a peek!
Colors: Hibiscus, Sunrise, Lemon, Plum, White (PTI); Landscape (Pallette), Turquoise (SU);
Other: Chartreuse ribbon, Fillable Frames 2 die (PTI); glitter (SU); sticky shapes (O’SoSticky);
Techniques: machine stitching, sponging, heat embossing