Over the years, I’ve come to learn that part of crafting is realizing that sometimes you’re going to make things you think are pretty awesome, and sometimes, well, the project just doesn’t turn out as well as you’d hoped it would.

Today’s card belongs, in my opinion, to the latter scenario.  When the OWH Stars & Stamps sketch was introduced last Sunday, I looked at it and felt it was kind of fiddly with a lot of smallish pieces and parts, so I thought I’d take a pass on it. On Wednesday this week’s Inkspirational challenge was presented.  This time they have provided a photo for inspiration.  I have a difficult time with photo inspiration challenges to begin with, and this one really had me stumped.  But I peeked back at the Stars & Stamps sketch again.  The sketch made me think of a window, and the inspiration photo had a window.  I pulled out some designer paper that had flowers in colors similar to the ones in the inspiration photo, and got to work.  So here it is, all put together:


Here are the inspiration photo and the sketch:


I’m just having a hard time liking this one.  I feel like the designer papers are competing against each other too much, or something.  And I’m wondering if I should have attached the heart with dimensional adhesive to give it a little more visual separation from the background.

Oh well.  It isn’t the worst looking card I’ve ever created, LOL!  I think it’s still fine to be sent to OWH.  And maybe I’ll like my next card better.

Stamps: Short & Sweet (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red (SU); designer papers from Hello, Luscious 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU)
Other: Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon (SU); Heart #2 die (Sizzix)

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