Thanks, but no stamps

I’m pretty certain I will never say “thanks, but no stamps”!! Today’s card is for PTI’s No Stamps Challenge.

Why is it that I am fully capable of creating a card without stamps until someone tells me to do that very thing??!! I managed, but I’m only feeling so-so about the final card:

Thanks, but no stamps | by karen @ carefree creations

I had lots of ideas but nothing was working for me. I finally decided to play with the distress crayons I got ages ago and then was too intimidated to use (which, since it took me YEARS to try distress inks, shouldn’t be a surprise). This was the first time I put them to paper an the fact that I could use the result does impress me, lol. I know I goofed and I did learn from the process, but I was happy enough to call it done!

I was thinking this would be a good masculine card, but when putting the leaf bits down, I didn’t like the way they overlapped, so I die cut a little floral bit for the center. Now all I see is that floral bit and it is just enough to throw me off.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: NONE!!
Ink: Distress Crayons (Ranger);
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Other: Bloomin Cute Sentiments die, Fancy Foliage Details die (PTI);