A&A Card Front Swap

I joined a swap, I don't usually, cuz I've been burned in the past. I put my heart into making really great cards and I tend to get back crap. I don't mean newbies best attempts, I mean out and out crap. But I decided to go for it this time because of the group of gals involved with this one :)

I won't go into the group, but we are like-minded individuals and the swap focus was to make cards we could send to our friends with the same ideals. Most will go a humorous route, but I chose a more serious direction.

I found this stamp at Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I LOVE the sentiment: "Live your life so that your children can tell their children you stood for something wonderful." No matter your beliefs, I think this is good advice!

I made the card front just smaller than a normal card, so there's a border around the card front when mounted to the base. I would suggest a Mellow Moss or Vanilla base for this card :)

The flowers were colored with markers and then stamped on the oval pieces. I think next time I will stamp the images first and then punch out the images, as not all my flowers are in the middle of the oval. Not that anyone else will notice, but I do and it bugs me! LOL The bottom piece is Mellow Moss with Paisley stamped in Always Artichoke ink. Because this was a swap, I stamped the full 1/4 sheet and cut them in half. Mellow Moss Gingham ribbon and 2 antique brads complete the card front :) I really like how it turned out!


Danita said...

okay, first, you're too anal! *grin* It's a gorgeous card!! And two, I'm lovin that sentiment, too. Quit enabling me!!! LOL!

Taylor said...

I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this beauty!! WOWZA, Laura - - it is so pretty! And I looove the sentiment. I may have to order it from them. Soooooooo fab!!

Now I gotta make something that lives up to this standard - great.

Thanks for sharing early!

Juanita said...

FABULOUS card!! GREAT colors and a WONDERFUL sentiment, I LOVE it. TFS.

Karen - Jusgottastamp said...

Sooo pretty! :o)

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