Friday, June 10, 2011

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Boy, am I ever struggling getting back into the swing of things in my craft room! I've been spending hours on designs with so-so results, but am going to keep going in hopes that practice will make perfect.

This so-so Father's Day card was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #194 and Colour Q Challenge #88 of Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla.

RECIPE
Stamps: Best Dad Ever
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Owl Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Circle Cutter
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

21 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

It's so good to see you stamping again, Nancy!!

I also wanted to extend my condolences on the loss of your Mom. I think of you often.....(((HUGS)))

~Erica~ said...

I have had days like that, where nothing turns out good! Blah! But, you are so wrong! I adore this card and the different brown tones look beautiful together! So, keep chuging along, cause if this is so-so, I can't wait to see GREAT! :-)

Pauline said...

What a wonderful Father's Day card, Nancy; love your use of the Lattice folder. It is great to see your posts again! Hugs, Pauline

Lorri said...

Stop it, these cards are BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE this little owl, can't get enough of him. LOVE the different tones and YAY! Square Lattice embossing folder! Great card Nancy!

Anonymous said...

Nancy,
By the looks of this card, I would say, "You've GOT it!" Lot's of
WOW-ness here! Welcome back! Can't wait to see more!
Barb

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

This is a fabulous card Nancy! Love the embossed background and love how you followed the embossing onto the owl's body! The perfect masculine card :-)

Melanie said...

I love this card--you used those colors so well, and that extra touch of embossing is just perfect! I don't think you need to worry too much about practicing. :)

Annette said...

What a beautiful card Nancy. That owl looks so cute on those stripes.

Denise Willerton said...

WOW ~ I absolutely LOVE what you've done with these colors Nancy! Stunning card ~ TFS this and have a wonderful day :-)

Anonymous said...

Love this card Nancy. The colors are great together and using the embossing folder just adds so much to the card. I have a couple of questions for you. How wide is each panel and how did you get the bottoms so beautifully rounded? Did you emboss them all together or each panel indidvidually?

Allison said...

This is super cute! These colours work fabulously with your design! Love the embossing on the owl too!

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Nancy! The embossing is wonderful and I love your owl. If you feel you are struggling try making a scrap card, sometimes it just frees up the mind. thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week. I always love seeing your cards.

Nance said...

No struggles here, this card is adorable! Love the trio of neutrals and the pop of cherry cobbler is perfect. We are our own worst critics! Good to see your cards again! :-)

Two Happy Stampers said...

Oh Nancy, I wouldn't call this so-so, I would call this SO, SO cute!! TFS :-) Heidi

Gail S. said...

Great card! I love how you "textured" the owls belly! Just adds a little to your card. I think it is wonderful :)

LeAnne said...

Well this card is more than so-so, I would say so-so CUTE! What an awesome idea for these colors! Thanks for playing the CQC with us this week!

Mary said...

I think it is a great card - the colours and the texture are so good for a male card. Good to see you back.
Mary

Renée said...

fab use of the colours and design, Nancy! Love all the texture! So great to see you back stamping. I hope all continues to go well!

thanks for playing at ColourQ :)

Yapha said...

Fantastic card! I love the textures, and the owl is too cute! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Jacynthe said...

This is so cute and love the texture on the owl's tummy :) Great detail!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Congratulations! We love what you have created using the Owl Builder Punch and have linked your project to our challenge blog this week – http://stilladdinktive.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/spot-owl-builder-punch.html