Let's see. . .why am I posting on Saturday?
Well, when Thursday rolled around this past week, I really thought it was Wednesday . . . and I haven't had much time to stamp lately. . . and I'm on a new laptop. . . .
Digital photo management has always been a bugaboo of mine ~ and I could just cry not having good ol' reliable Picture Manager anymore :*( . None of the programs I've tried will resize and alter photos as effortlessly. Oh well. . .enough complaining - on with the card!
I originally was going to do this card in black, red and white. But when I started out and checked to see if I had a piece of red cut already, I saw the terracota and thought it would look nice with a dark gray.
And since I had a pretty simple design in mind, when it came time for the ribbon I thought, "why not try a great big bow?" I did the kind of bow where you make two loops to start and tie them together -- just used two loops in each hand.
I used foam dimensionals to mount the sentiment and matting pieces -- it adds interest and was really necessary to keep the sentiment on the same level (literally and figuratively) with the big bow. The little metal embellishment balances things out a bit.
I tried a watermark and a little "glow" or fade-out around the edges of the close-up photo. Can't even remember which program I did that in, LOL!
I'll try to be back on time next week!! Thanks for coming by :^) .
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Brilliance, Papertrey Ink (fresh snow)
Cardstock: PTI (smokey shadow, terracotta tile)
Other: PTI ribbon, SU lattice embossing folder, sponge dauber, SU foam dimensionals, metal embellishment unknown.