Hello friends, To say this card changed direction a multitude of times would be an understatement. As I saw this photo challenge that Maria picked out for us, I thought what am I going to do?, I don’t have any Pineapples or Flamingos stamps or dies! Here is how it went down! I decided to make a pineapple out of weaved papers. (Hubby’s idea) I got out some pink papers and went to work. Then I looked at the finished work and thought, Why on earth am I weaving pink papers and not yellow? Not sure where my brain was then, I clearly needed more coffee. Back to the drawing board with my yellow papers. Then once the papers were weaved, I decided to draw and cut out the previous mentioned pineapple. Realizing when I was done it was far too large for my card stock, I decided to trim it, and trim it, and trim it some more… until there was nothing left to even resemble a pineapple. That mess got trashed quickly and then I came up with my second not so great idea. Why not make a pineapple out of a stencil. Well, a few pieces of card stock later, I had something I liked, but it needed a stem. So I took my Sun Ray stencil and tried to use the shortest rays to resemble a stem. Imagine my surprise, when that looked hideous. It looked just like a sun ray coming out of a pineapple. LOL That got recycled in the trash rather quickly too. I changed the direction of my card from Pineapples to Flamingos and decided it was time to cheat. I decided to make a few rows of black flamingos with just one Pink Flamingo on my computer. I did a test print on regular copy paper and it looked great! Finally, I was getting some where and I had something to work with! So I put it my card stock and hit print. What, where is my PINK flamingo? UGH! I am out of colored ink! I refused to give up at this point, and dismantled the card stock to see if I could salvage some to make it work. I did manage to retrieve one of the pineapple pieces you see in the background out of the trash Then after all that, I used my brain and decided to use my Cameo to cut out my Pink Flamingo. Now, I am scratching my head at this point wondering why I didn’t start there to begin with…and you are probably too. Let’s just blame the Hubster…for he is the one that started this entire weaving process to begin with! LOL So that is my saga on how this card that you see above came to be.
Thanks for sticking with me in my crazy story. I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but I hope it made you chuckle just a bit.
The word Pink was made with my MFT die cut letters and the Leaf EF is SU. The sentiment is computer generated.
Please come by Just Us Girls and join us! The team clearly had greater success than I with the photo, as their cards and Darnell’s (our guest) card are truly amazing. Darnell, You have been a joy to have with us this month! HUGS, Nanc’