Card Recognition

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Birthday




Today's the PTI Blog Hop and this month the inspiration was a photo and while I love the colors, I went for a more muted option (it's hard to see the red and pinks behind the vellum sentiment).  I colored the water color paper and then added embossing paste on top with a stencil.  I added the PTI sentiment embossed in gold on vellum and added an arrow to cover an inky oops and some gold sequins.  Since I love posting cards and being my worst critic, I can say that I don't love love this, I think I needed a smaller sentiment for my frame and the arrow is a bit off...  but perhaps I'll doctor it up later today when I finish work?  Or maybe not?  Life seems to be moving in a warp speed at the moment and I'm constantly trying to come up with a realistic balance on what I can and cannot do...

9 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're being overly critical, Erin! I think this is a textural delight and I love the soft vellum over all that gorgeous background!! Enjoy the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Erin! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Kara Lynne said...

I'm lovin' this card, just as it is! Beautiful!

Tracy said...

i would really love to see this card in person just to see more of that gorgeous texture and the colors under the vellum. i have yet to hop on the embossing paste trend but you're making me want to :-)

Lynn said...

Right there with you on warp speed! Time for a glass of wine! You are being too hard on yourself. Love the texture!

Betty Wright said...

Great texture and colors! Beautifully done!

Kristii said...

Love the texture you created and the bold sentiment is perfect!!!

~amy~ said...

This turned out wonderful! I didn't play along this month but hope to next month!

artful-notions said...

Hi Erin, you're too hard on yourself! This is lovely! And don't you know as women we think we can (and usually do) it all? Blessings!