Waterfront Bliss

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