Monday, 3 June 2013
Keeping It Real
In case you thought that I've been absorbing all the birthday love I've received this week and am developing a really big head, I have a funny story for you.
You remember my neighbour. She's almost 84, and I've made a couple of cards for her before - here and here. Last week, she asked me if I would make a wedding card for a couple whose wedding she can't actually attend.
I asked for design direction (not in those words). What is the bride's colour scheme? Brown. (in July?!) What are her flowers? Sunflowers. See this Mother's Day card you received - what do you, don't you like about it? It's pretty. (Pretty busy in my opinion, but I know CAS isn't for everyone!)
I thought I was sunk because I don't have any sunflower stamps. But I came home and looked around and found the little poinsettia from a Stampin' Up Christmas set. If I stamp it in yellow, offset it and stamp it again to fill in the petals, it starts to look like a sunflower. Once I fill in the centre and make it a solid brown, it looks really good.
So I made up this card with the copper sentiment (Printworks) and the coppery-brown gems and took it over.
She said. And I quote. "Well, that's kind of nice." LOL!
I took it as it was meant and asked lots more questions to get more design direction. (bigger and more sunflowers next time). And I have to admire her for saying what she thought rather than taking a card she wasn't happy with - there's a lesson there, I think.
Plus, she did leave me some birthday love this week - she's the only one who actually SANG me happy birthday! I guess we can still be friends! ;-)