Friday, January 9, 2009

Calendar Inspired Hugs and Wishes

I realized today..sheesh I have a swap due on Tuesday, and all these girls are also coming to my house, and I'm making the food too....I better get on this.
So tonight when we came home I saw the IC challenge was up. Some really cool Japanese designs called Tenugui. I went to their Calendar site HERE, and had an idea for the February calendar:

And here's my design:

If you know me, you know that clean design is not my forte. I really struggle with it. So it took me a while to make my idea feel *right* to me. Red Riding Hood cardstock is scored at 1/2 " on each side. I made some slots for ribbon and tied. Then I used my Birds and Blooms Sizzlit to cut out a whole wack of little white flowers, and then put some up on dimensionals, and some just flat. I didn't like how it looked...almost too simple (see my wacky dilemma - I get very paralyzed by this point). Then inspiration came, my 3/4 inch circle punch and my 1/2 inch circle punch, raised up centers....still simple, but more me.

Whew! Done for Tuesday! Now I have to think about the food and cleaning my workshop room! See ya tomorrow...or later today depending on what time you are in!

Recipe: Stamps: Hugs and Wishes (sentiment); Ink: Riding Hood Red; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzlits, Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Slit Punch, Scorer


Becky said...

I LOVE this card!!

Rose Ann said...

I love the dimension of your flowers and wonderful embossing!!