Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The Cart before the Horse....
Isn't that the saying? That's how I felt today, in more than one area, seeming to do things in a backwards order. Anyway, after breakfast I started working on a Bel Air card from my FIL's birthday coming up, had the card stock cut, the patterned paper trimmed, the images for the most part on the card stock and then I took a break to head out to the store to get the gift.
Welllllll, Barnes and Noble has these great little FREE gift card boxes that you can select from when you purchase a gift card. Well, men, for the most part (imho) aren't all that particular if the box for their gift is store bought, home made, a special free box, etc....so I wasn't going to reinvent the wheel for the gift card and create something; I brought home this box.
Well this box certainly didn't go with teal and gray, or stripes and dots for that matter, and the box is just too nice to cover up, so I started again. The box dictated a color scheme of dark green and burgundy, so I pulled out my Prism swatch book to see what would coordinate best. Herbal Garden and Blush Red fit the bill, so I pulled out the colors to create the belly band. The last edition to the band is the ribbon embellishment...it needed something vertical going on to balance all those horizontal lines; I thought that a simple easy ribbon accent was the perfect ticket. Not too girly and tied off with some manly hemp, yep, that solved the problem. After I made the belly band, I got stuck. There just isn't a card inside me anymore....believe me, I tried....circular file, circular file, circular file....A2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, note card, yep, tried every size - smeared too many images than I care to admit and finally admitted defeat. I don't do that too often, generally the competitive beast tries to overcome the obstacle. Not today. I stopped.
Well, it's time to straighten up the tornado out at my stamp area, throw a load in the washer and figure out what to make for a quick and easy dinner. I wish the Pioneer Woman would come cook for us!
ETA: I knew it! Men! LOL Jay came home from work and I told him I had trouble making a matching card for his dad's gift. I showed him the gift card box and his reply was "well, isn't that what that is?"
Stamps: GM 1957 Bel Air by Cornish Heritage Farms, You're a Classic by Mona Lisa Moments for Cornish Heritage Farms Ink: Versafine Spanish Olive by Tsukineko, Momento Rich Cocoa by Tsukineko, Paper: Herbal Garden Dark, Blush Red Dark by Prism, Classic Crest Natural White by Neenah, Tools: Piercing tool by Making Memories (for brad placement), Design Ruler by Tim Holtz, Distressing tool by Making Memories, Dimensional foam, Accessories: Antique mini brads by American Crafts, Olive satin ribbon by Michaels Stores, Dark Red Hemp unknown source