“The journey is the reward.”
I had quite the journey when I sat down to make this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I decided I wanted to add movement to the base card with the new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder. The problem was that I wanted the dots to move in the same direction as the leaf. So, I had to cut the 4 3/4″ paper into triangles to fit it in sideways in the embossing folder. I got the bottom piece at the perfect angle. The top piece, well, not so much, but I didn’t want to waste paper so I still used it. This was the first time using this embossing folder and I really like it…it reminds me of an old-fashioned tin ceiling tile. Originally I had stamped the Vintage Leaf on white cardstock and was going to use white ribbon, but then remembered this new Striped Cotton Ribbon that I’ve had a hard time using but it was perfect with the Lost Lagoon and Mint Macaron papers. So, I just restamped the leaf onto Very Vanilla cardstock. This was such a fun challenge…hope you’ll give http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com a try!