Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Second Try at Season of Friendship

After I posted my first card of the day, I really wasn't feeling I had much creativity. The first one felt, I don't know, flat somehow. I was going to avoid the craft room the rest of the day, but I have 2 cards I need to make, so I went back in and tried again with Season of Friendship. This is not the card I needed to make, but I SOOOOOOOO love it!

With this layout, the entire tree image is utilized. Again, I chose the seasons theme, and I kept adding to it because I was really digging how it was coming together. Don't think I'm marvelous because I have a tire swing hanging from my tree; someone else came up with that and I remembered seeing it and CASE'd it. As I was crafting away, I began to think about the size envelope I'd need for this card, and that determined where the final panel went. This card is 8.5" x 5.25" and scored at 4.25", so that left very few options. Thus, it became a sort of square card in order to fit into the largest square envelope SU! sells.

I really like that the final panel is on the inside of the card. It saved any time I might have wasted thinking about where to put the sentiment on the front. It completes the interior so nicely, I think.

The question now is, "Who will receive this card?" I'm meeting on Friday morning with the manager of a Pak Mail store to see if she'd be interested in selling my cards at her location. I think I'll save it to show her and then begin to ponder whose mailbox it should end up in. Speaking of selling my cards, I think I could charge $6/piece for this kind of detail, don't you? I'm not good at determining things like that, but if I'm going to make more of these, I need it to be worth the time it's going to take.

Hey, I hope more of you participate in yesterday's post by sharing something random about yourself. Thanks, Kathleen, for coming out of hiding! What about the rest of you?

One more thing...I neglected to mention that I sponged in the sky with Baja Breeze, stamped off once, that the mat for each panel is Mellow Moss, and that the base is Kraft. Also, each panel is 1.5" x 4".


Amanda said...

Lovely card! I especially like your tire swing.

sandra said...

I love it

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the seasons and the tire swing!