Ready for a post about how to make a lovely card that will not photograph well? If the answer is "yes"...read on, Lizzy....
I am here with yet another MFP Challenge. This one is their current Tutorial Time on Speedy TV - Cling Wrap Background. This looked like such a fun challenge that I just had to try it out. But, woe is me with trying to get my camera to capture the true colors!
What I love about the Tutorial challenges is the fabulous...yes...tutorial that is included with each challenge. Super interesting and fun to try. I tried and tried but totally could not get a card to come together for last week's pillow top tutorial challenge, so I really wanted to try this week's.
On a side note.......am I the only one that Father's Day sneaked up on???? I forgot that June 1st was a Sunday and so I thought I still had another week!!! I am so lame!
Anyway, when I discovered Father's Day was this Sunday, I knew I would need to scramble and get a card ready to mail tomorrow with some goodies I have for my dear Dad. So, I hunted around for my glossy cardstock for this challenge and, naturally, could not find it. :& I had to go to town, anyway, so I bought a small pack down there for an astronomical price......but at least I had it, and at least our small town drug store will stay in business for another day. Ha!
So here's my card. I teamed up an owl from my stash with stamps from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods and added a Happy Father's Day sentiment.
I'm very disappointed that my cling wrap background doesn't look green and blue, as it is in real life. I tried backdrop after backdrop and still my camera insisted the technique background was gray and blue. :& The background of the stamped panels is a shimmery medium green, but I guess the shimmer made it too reflective for my camera. and it is brighter than it should be. :& :&
OH, WELL!! I AM POSTING THIS CARD, ANYWAY!!!!!!!!! :)
You might as well get used to the fact that a lot of my cards are going to be a little weird. This was an experiment and I had a great time playing with my ink refills to get a guy-ish kind of background for Dad. I wore gloves, but I still got inky. :)
So, yes, I am posting this card as much out of sheer determination as anything, but the only challenge that will get to see it are my friends at MFP Speedy TV. I feel like I can show even my not-ready-for-primetime cards to them, especially on the tutorials. Thanks, MFP!!!
The only challenge I am "honoring" (Ha!) with this card is:
1. MFP Tutorial Time on Speedy TV Challenge #104 - Cling Wrap Background
And my Dad will like it, no matter what it looks like, because it came from me! <3 <3 <3