That's correct, my dear readers: like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, a card was born last night:
This all started when Lydia posted yesterday about "what color is your polar bear" and I have been singing the Harry Chapin song Flowers Are Red ... ever since.
So who said a tree needs to be green? Hmmmm?????? I stamped this new tree from SU's Pendant Park set in Brilliant Blue (I am still mourning the demise of Pacific Point, but Brilliant Blue is a fine stand-in). Then I went back over the branches with the fine-point end of my Choc Chip marker. I was amazed at how well it showed up over the blue!
This tree was part of another card that was a total failure as a composite of its parts, but I saved the tree, distressed the edges (largely since my trimmer did most of the distressing for me - need.new.blade) and matted it on more Brilliant Blue. Then I took the back of the destroyed card and made the white mat.
Ah, that band ... that beautiful band of diamonds. This band, plus the tree, made up the 50% rule that caused this set jump off the page and scream "BUY ME!" I colored the tiny center diamonds with my Close to Cocoa marker, then colored everything else with Brilliant Blue. LOVE IT! I was gonna put the band on the blue part, but decided it was better on the white, and the sentiment layers came together shortly thereafter. I really, really, really like this card!
As for the blue squirrels that were part of the original mess? They are still in the ashes, but not yet destroyed. Who knows, maybe one day they (or their brethren or sistren) will be featured on a card of their own!
Tonight I will be making more City cards, cuz I am sold out of one of the sets and must make more. I'll be coloring and probably absent from blogland, but I'll be back Thursday!
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