Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Happy Accident

I'm idly curious how many of us start out with one card idea and how often the final design is loads different from our original thought?  Well, that's what happened with this card.  I had all kinds of pieces strewn across my desk but finally pared things down to the pineapple drink and stack of suitcases.  I didn't want to let go of all of the other bits completely so I stamped some of them in the background in light-colored inks (still wanting to give the whole vacation feel, you know?). 
Stamped the postage stamp background row by row (stamps from CTMH) and in a VERY light ink (Memento's Desert Sand).  About halfway into playing with all of the pieces (originally I also had another drink, a camera and sun glasses) it came to me - make it a "photo" scene....and since I knew EXACTLY where my photo corners were.................well, there you go! 

All stamps in the "photo" from Paper Smooches (and oh so FUN to color with my Copics!!).  While I stamped, colored and then cut out the pineapple drink and the suitcases you could do some stamping and masking action to avoid the cutting (but as I've stated, I kind of like getting into the Fussy Cutting Zen-thing).  Background stamps and sentiment from CTMH. 

Kinda makes me want to go on vacation...............

Toodles for now!

1 comment:

Heidi Robles said...

You know this has to be my favorite card. Travel with a Hawaii flare, yup that's me all right.