***Warning! This is a long post! Feel free to just look at the pictures and skip over my rambling!***
So this weeks Belli Challenge is to use some texture on your card. Flock, flower soft, mesh, etc. Sound pretty simple, huh? Here's my card. And then I'll tell you about my adventures making it.
OH MYLANTA!!! This card was certainly a challenge(that's a nice way of putting it)! First I had to find a stamp suitable for flocking. In all the stamps I own, it was ridiculously hard to find one that would work for flock- without using an entire bottle of glue in the process. Finally I settled on this tree image from Stampin' Up! I stamped it in Chocolate Chip in and then went over the leaves with my glue pen and covered it in flock. And in the process ended up spilling the green flock everywhere! It was all over my desk, in my hair, up my nose(ewww!), covering my clothes... you get the point. Everywhere.
Then I had to figure out a way to cut the darned thing out. Because I wasn't smart enough to cut it out before I started flocking. And I should have been smart enough because Holly had the same issue and warned us all, LOL! So I'm sitting there staring at the tree trying to think of a way to cut it out without smushing all the fuzz. Then it dawns on me, use a frame! So I dig out my chipboard stash and start looking for a frame. Finally find one I like. Decide to sponge some color on it in hopes I won't make a bigger mess trying to cover it in paint or paper or something. Wrong. Somehow I managed to get ink all over my desk and hands. Arg. By this time I'm ready to throw the whole thing out and start over.
But I persevered and went on to pick out some patterned paper. I pull out my crate of small paper pads and start flipping through them. While doing so, an earwig crawled out of a Basic Grey pad and ran across my desk(double ewww!!!)! Are you freaking kidding me?!? I hate earwigs. HATE them! So I killed it(ewww again) and picked out this stripey paper from the BG Mellow pad. Finally I got the whole thing put together. Ugh.
Here is a close up of all the texture I worked so hard for and had to kill a bug for(ewww).
So, there you have it. My adventures in texture. Sigh. This may be the last thing I flock for a while... :)