Friday, August 28, 2009

KLM Designs: Apple Globe

Let me just start by saying, that I have not had this much trouble with a card in a very long time. I had great visions for this image and nothing turned out the way I pictured it in my head. So...after tossing the first two cards, I decided to settle for this one, still not completely happy with it. Don't you just hate it when you can't make what's in your head work on paper? Very frustrating! Anyways, this is a great image. It comes with the base and globe separate as well as together like I used here. So lots of options. The base comes plain and I decided to add the sentiment that comes with it to the base (great paper piecing possibilities here). I colored it with prismacolor pencils and OMS and then added Stardust Stickles to the globe. Here is where it got dicey. The first one I added Paper Glass to the globe and it was supposed to look like glass when it dried, but it dried yellow and my paper warped badly. I chose to stick with the Stickles. I embossed the Bazzill paper with a CB embossing folder and adhered it to my Olive cardstock. A strip of Autumn Abundance pp and some burlap ribbon I died with Fired Brick Distress Ink finished it off. Oh yeah, and those cute little leaf brads I got from Oriental Trading several years ago. In the end, I guess it turned out ok. Life would be so boring without a few challenges, right? This image will be available at KLM Designs on September 1st along with the other great images that are being released that day.

Thanks so much for visiting my little place in the world and putting up with all my chatter today. Have a blessed day!

Supplies
Image- Apple Globe (KLM Designs)
Paper-Olive (TAC), yam (Bazzill), Gina K 80# white, Autumn Abundance (Papertrey)
Accessories-burlap ribbon (Offray), Stardust Stickles, leaf brads (Oriental Trading) floral screen embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Fired Brick Distress Ink, prismacolor pencils, OMS

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Very cool. I think this is more than "ok". I really like the embossed background and the burlap ribbon. Of course, the leaf brads are the perfect finishing touch.

Maggie said...

Dontcha hate it when cards (which are supposed to be fun and stressfree to make) frustrate the heck out of you? This one is not frustrating though because it turned out really well...the burlap is a great organic touch!

Kirstin said...

I think my imagination is on steriods sometimes because my hands can't make anything it thinks up. :) Your card is beautiful - I don't know what you saw in your head but this is pretty dang cool!

Maria Matter said...

Karen, I think this is a wonderful card...love that embossed bg! A sweet fall image and the globe idea is brilliant!
I know what ya mean about the head/hand connection or 'lack of' sometimes. lol
take care
Blessings, Maria

Scrapping Julie said...

arrggg! yes this happens to me all the time. however i think your card looks fantastic

Gina said...

I think it looks very nice, those brads are adorable. I know what you mean about not being able to make it look like you envisioned it. No matter how great it looks, you still have that original vision and it's not quite the same.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I think your card turned out great, but I understand. The card I posted today on my blog was that way. It didn't translate well from my head but I'm too stubborn to scrap it and start over. I re-worked it 3 times and settled on the final version.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Lovely card! The paper is great (:

Sara said...

I love it! I think it turned out great!

Ronnie said...

This is a beautiful card! Sometimes I have a tough time getting a card to come out the way I envisioned it but yours turned out FABULOUS!