Sunday, December 22, 2013

Embossed Gold Wreath card—embracing imperfection

I watched a video by Tim Holtz once. He was making a tag and made a goof. He didn't let it bother him. He said he was embracing imperfection. That reverberated in me; that was a concept I could adopt as my own. And so I did.  I've realized that being perfect isn't fun! Being perfect means never learning. Becauselet's face itin order to learn, we must make mistakes.

This card is that philosophy at work. Try as I might (and I tried three times) I couldn't get a clean embossed image with the stamp I'd chosen, my watermark ink and embossing powder. I took a good look at the three I had and realized that, even though they weren't exactly like the stamp, they weren't bad either. I decided they were a modern, contemporary wreath. I embraced their imperfection and chose the one I liked best to use on the card.

I dressed it up with some diamond shaped gold pearls and modern looking gold ribbon. I like the way it turned out.


Paper—cardstock, The Paper Studio Antiquity paper pack pearl paper
Stamp—Papermania wreath

Ink—Top Boss Watermark, gold embossing powder
Dies—Die-namics squares
Embellishments—pearls, ribbon

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