What do you get when you take a great color challenge (as in the one at Pals Paper Arts) and a great sketch challenge (for instance, the one at Clean & Simple)? Well, in my case, you get several cards that you reject because they don't quite pass muster. Then you finally decide to go with one because you're exhausted from trying to figure out why you can't make a card that you're happy with.
Arrgh! I hate when this happens. But I've decided that I'm somewhat okay with this card, so you all get to see it anyway. It's funny how sometimes you make a card and it all just comes together somewhat easily and then other times it's like pulling teeth. This one was definitely of the "pulling teeth" variety.
I used a small piece of specialty carstock from Parisian Breeze DSP for the little Baja Breeze layer. This is one of my all-time favorite DSP packs and I've got quite bit left basically because I'm too afraid to use it. Once it's gone, it's GONE. As in I'll never get to use it again. I'm not sure I'm strong enough to handle that.
The layered flower is one of my new favorites from PTI, and I added a pretty Calypso Coral brad in the center. The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake and despite the birthday theme of this stamp set I think I'm going to give this to one of my sisters for Mother's Day. That particular sentiment is versatile enough to be used a bunch of different reasons, I think. And I feel somewhat weird giving a "happy mother's day" card to my sister. She's not my mother after all! But it recognizes a special day and is a nice compromise I say to myself.
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