A neighbor stopped by my office this morning to thank me for the hand-made card, he thought it must have taken a lot of time. I told him that once I've decided on a design and cut the card stock to size, it's usually only about 10 minutes to stamp it and put it together...
This evening I thought I'd just make one card, an attempt at a somewhat cleaner card for the Music theme at Less is More. I'd worked out most of the idea in my head based on the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary, and I definitely wanted to link up at their site so I'd have another chance to be the lucky winner of a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition 2012. At this point, it should have been simply a matter of choosing the colors and textures, stamping and assembling - an hour, tops - and I'd have time to get started on an idea that's been bouncing around in my head for one more hand-made gift. It took me four hours to make those decisions and put this together:
stamp set - Thank You Kindly; Stampin' Around wheel - Music Notes; ink - Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush; card stock - Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Silver Glimmer; Big Shot with Northern Flurry embossing folder and Snowflakes set #2 sizzlits; Stampin' Dimensionals
As you can see, at some point I decided to incorporate the "soft as a snowflake" theme from Shopping Our Stash, as well. That would be because I could not choose another texture that I felt worked with music. For that matter, I don't know why I felt that snow worked with music, but tonight, I'm saying it does.