This card is a sympathy card, but since I am starting to make Valentines I just keep thinking that it could fit there also. I think that a lot of cards have identity issues when I am looking at them and trying to classify them as one thing in particular or another. Then again that could just be me….
When a friend of mine asked me if I could make her birthday invites I was excited at getting to do just that. She loves stripes so I thought this sketch would be a perfect base, and I wanted a fun fairy with striped socks to make it the perfect card for her (and this one with the cupcake makes it perfect for a birthday invite). The main image is the first one I made, but it needed some tweaks and she wanted 12 cards so the second image is of all of the cards together. Each Fairy has her own coloring and personality, and I love that!
Wow, did this card take a lot of work! I am not sure that I am all that happy with it, but there was definitely a point of no return when I realized how many hours had been spent already. I don’t hate it, I just don’t love it, and I wanted to love it a lot more after spending so much time working on it. Why does it work that way?
For some reason while working on this card my dyslexia decided to kick in. Don’t get me wrong, I regularly will flip or change up a sketch a bit here or there, but this time I didn’t do that at all. In fact every once in awhile, much like this, I will cut a piece and then look at the sketch and sware that it was the other way around the last time I looked. Agh!
This card changed several times in the process of getting made today. I just couldn’t seem to get it to come together correctly the first couple of times. I love how it turned out, it just has had absolutely every element changed at least once.