By now I think you've figured out my mind works in mysterious ways. This card is a perfect example of that whacko thinking:
I made this card at a crafty retreat a few weeks ago, and realized it matched my April CSSC #3 sketch, so I saved it for this post. But that's just a bonus, not the real reason I played with this set.
You see, a few challenges ago, the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers had a challenge called A is for Accident. They wanted us to make a Get Well card, but my brain knew this sentiment would also work for "accident". But no matter how long I searched, I couldn't find this set, so I didn't play that challenge. I had a big sad.
For my crafty retreat weekends I usually grab my boxes (yes, plural) of unused, unloved, forgotten and simply not-put-away-yet supplies so I'm forced to use them. Even though I looked through them several times for the SoSS challenge, I managed to miss this set, even though it's tall and sticks up over all the rest of the sets in the bin. What can I say?
I was so happy I'd rediscovered it, I pulled it out and used it to make this card. I'd brought my Copics with me, but I decided I needed to paper piece the ladies instead. I know, I know, call me crazy. Won't be the first time.
I also chose papers that defied fussy cutting. Intricate patterns combined with my aging eyes did not make for the happiest camper, but I pushed on, much to the astonishment of my crafty neighbors. Just look at this:
I think about half-way through, we collectively agreed it would have been easier to color, but my mind was made up, and I'm actually happy with the result.
So, does this card follow the sketch? Why yes, yes it does:
Granted, it's a stretch, but the basic layout is still there.
So, have you played yet? You can find the linky here at the original challenge post. The link-up is open through the 21st. Come on and play!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: SU Summer Starfruit card stock (I stole a piece back from a bag of SU card stock I'd given to a friend, simply because it actually matched the patterned paper I used), patterned papers: Queen Bee by Pink Paislee and Country Boutique by Fancy Pants Designs, gold gelly roll pen for the earrings, and the following: