Friday, October 19, 2007

hey there little red riding hood

You know, there are a lot of very good and important lessons in fairy tales that we sometimes don't really appreciate until things go drastically wrong. Like what, you ask? Well, for starters, we learn that going into the woods is not always the best idea.

And so it was with this wood challenge. I did say that I would create a new card using wood and since I was distracted by linens yesterday, tonight was the night to fulfill that promise.

I didn't want to use twigs again, but the stampable wood supply around the house is a bit limited. I finally found this -- a sample of some wooden shades we were considering for one of our rooms. The sample had paper wrapped around both sides to prevent unraveling, so the first order of business was to cover that up with wide grosgrain ribbon. But then what? I was really stuck with how to turn this "thing" into a card.

I ended up stamping some images from the Happy Thoughts set onto very vanilla card stock in basic brown and regal rose, punching them out with the 1 1/4" circle pinch and layering them onto a regal rose 1 3/8" circle and a creamy caramel scalloped circle. For the dotted circles, instead of using the stamped flower I punched a flower from regal rose card stock using the spring bouquet punch. I added a rhinestone brad to the center of the "Friendship" circle and used silver brads for the other two. I adhered everything to my wood "mat" and adhered that to a creamy caramel card base using glue dots.

Frankly, I don't know what to make of it. I don't hate it, but it's not a card I would consider giving anyone. If it wasn't for that promise I wouldn't even post it here. But maybe some good will come out of it, if you let this be a warning to you to make a better plan than I did before incorporating wood into your card making.


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Well, I would have to see it in person and feel it to really judge (hint, hint...), but from the picture, it looks like a pretty cool card to me.

tyrymom29 said...

I like it too ... !!

dd2njoy said...

It's quite diff. Diane...would be a great card for a nature lover!