Friday, June 27, 2008

Chocolate Guide Lines

Ok, let's just get this out of the way. Darien doesn't like this card. But it was funny, cuz when she saw it, the first thing she said was, wow, that doesn't look like a card you would make. And that's exactly what I thought when I finished it. I mean, in a way, it does, cuz I have used this layout and these colors to death. Plus, you guys know I love me some Chocolate Chip ribbon. But there's just something else about it that seems unlike me. Whatever that is, isn't coming to me just now, but, whatever. I still like it.

Now I feel the need to discuss the set I used here. If you haven't seen the actual set, click here. This is Guide Lines by Papertrey. It's so cool. And when I saw Nichole use it, I thought, I have to have it! I was so excited. Then I got it, (gently) ripped it open, and wouldn't you know it, I'm broken. Yeah, you read that right. It's me. I can't get the actual grid part to line up to save my life. I don't believe it's a problem with the stamp, cuz I've seen a gagillion people (okay, like 12) use it quite successfully. I'm just a line challenged, if you will. And I'm ok with that. Cuz I finally learned how to get the little designs to go how I want even without the grid. It's so fun to play with. Take this card, for example. See that lone design-y stamp up in the corner? Turn it just a smidge, stamp it over & over, and you get the bottom half of the card. Yep, same stamp. And I'm not usually one to point out my flaws, like you all can't spot them yourselves, but I have to do it here. Look at how wibbly-wobbly the dots are in the bottom half. {Come on, mom, squint.} And that was me using the grid! Yeah, sad, I know. You can't see the lines cuz I thought I'd be clever and stamp it in Very Vanilla, so you wouldn't see them. Yeah, I could see them and still got this. Oh, well. What can I say? I'm a work in progress.

Stamps: Guide Lines & Out on a Limb (Papertrey), Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Paper: Papertrey white, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Accessories: CC ribbon (SU!)


Anonymous said...

No way. That's the SAME stamp on the bottom that's on the top? You have far more patience than I have. I thought the bottom was one huge stamp, or even paper with a pattern, how's that for a dork? I love the sentiment, too -- sooo true! This is one cool card.
Bestest Mom Ever

Stephanie said...

I can't put my finger on it either. I do love the card and one of my fav colors is BROWN.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the sentiment! And, even though brown is not one of my colors (I DO love chocolate, yes!), I think you are very imaginative in your designs...

Your Favorite Aunt

Dana said...

You are way to hard on yourself. Its a great card and I don't see any flaws.


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