I'm behind on my homework for Summer Card Class - because I spent way too much time, again, working on this card! Thankfully, a day and a half later (!), I like how it turned out! Thursday was challenge day over at class. And the challenge was to use a holiday set to make a non-holiday card. I went searching through my Christmas stamp sets, and fairly quickly found a TAWS set that I thought would work. First I tried embossing them, one by one, to create a background. Nope, didn't work. Then embossed them again, one by one, on watercolour paper and tried that. Nope! Then I decided to try the rock and roll technique that Maile Belles showed in week one and I loved how it turned out. That only took a couple of hours. Not bad. So now, I had this really pretty background with a giant question mark hanging over it. I could not figure out where I was going to go for a design. I tried everything. Embossing, banners, embossing again, birds, frames, twine, move this here, no, how about there, nope! Nope, nope and nope! I was struggling and almost gave up on it. And then, finally, FINALLY, seriously a day and a half after I started this epic journey, it came together! And just in time to get the last little bit of outside light to snap my photo tonight before the sun goes down!
Here it is!
And here's the Christmas stamp that I used for the challenge:
A couple of my friends are celebrating Eid coming up. I thought the background had a bit of an eastern flare, so thought that's what I would do. One of the hiccups for this card is that there are no Eid stamps - anywhere! At least not that I know of. There's Kwaanza and Hanukkah but not any Eid to be found. And I didn't have any alphabet sets that really worked with the style of this card. Whimsical just did not fit the bill for this one! So, I created my own. I hand wrote Eid on some heavy weight cardstock and cut it out. It's not perfect, but it will work! All I can say is that it's a good thing Eid is only three letters long!
Phew, a challenge it was, but I'm glad I finished it! Going to try to make a card over the weekend using the new colour combos. Lots to choose from and they are lovely colours. Hopefully it won't take as long as this one!!
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