Winter in Wisconsin...Who's ready for Spring? The cold doesn't bother me too much, but I'm already done with the snow.
This card really makes me want to go to a lake. I love the mountain in the back. Some people asked how I got the look so big, because the stamp definately isn't. I stamped two right next to each other then fit another on top. You have to touch up the ends and then you have a finished mountain. Love how it turned out. The color Always Artichoke is not one I tend to gravitate towards, but it really works for the mountain and trees. I may have to use this color more often.
I'll tell the story of why the sentiment is in that exact spot. I had the card completely finished and was wondering if I could use a house amongst the trees. So I tried a Cherry Cobbler house and it looked horrible. Ruined the entire card. I was so mad. I really liked the card but hated the house. Absolutely hated it. At the same time, I didn't want to start all over. That's when I came up with the sentiment. It covered the house perfectly. No one would ever know the house was there. It's a good lesson for everyone. Even a mistake can turn into something good.
The Jute Twine is a little thick on the card. To get around that, once I used a lot of dimensionals or you can use the foam adhesive strips. I used them around the outside of the card and by the jute twine. This left a smooth front look of the card. What's the use of having a great card if looks bent and battered. This was a perfect solution.
As always, click on the picture for diimensions and instructions.
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper