While I was making this card last night, I shook my head at myself a lot, but I kept going anyway, mostly because I could. I started out innocently enough playing with my Silhouette Cameo, largely influenced to do so by the first lesson in Part 2 of the A Cut Above online class I'm taking. The second half of the 3-week class focuses on the Silhouette.
I cut a bunch of flowers out of Poppy Parade with the idea to make a row of small flowers across the front of a card, but once I got into The Captain's Quarters with the cut flowers, I lost control. Let me show you the card, then I'll explain:
In keeping with the more-is-more theme of this card, I decided to stick the poppy flowers down and put GREEN brads in their centers. I ... don't know why. Well, actually I DO know why. I had matchy-matchy blue & poppy brads in my hand and was getting all *yawn* boooooring, until I spied the green brads in the same box and, well, yeah -- I used them.
I stuck the whole blue piece to the white base with 34725 dimensionals, then I went to work on the clouds:
Finally, I added some birds (hey, it's what I do) mostly to hide some unexplained scratches on the card stock.
So there you have it: an over-the-top combination homework project. Now that I look at it, maybe it's not as fugly as I originally thought.
Oh, it's past Wednesday night, isn't it? Time to pick a winner for my Blogiversary G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y! Just so you know I'm on the up-and-up, there were 13 comments but only 10 people, so I used random.org and picked a number between 1 and 10:
The 9th person who commented was ... drum-roll please ... LAUREN! Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address, because I know I've lost it! :D
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