Yesterday was my first born's twenty-fifth birthday!
Knowing that my eldest would soon be having a birthday, you'd think that I would have made a card ahead of time, right? I mean, it's not as though a mother can forget twenty eight hours of back labor. 28 HOURS OF BACK LABOR! And yes, I sometimes remind him of this fact when I need to add a few mom bragging points. But these days, my To Do list is a mile long, and the hurrier I am, the behinder I seem to be.
All of this to say, I made him two cards. And to follow along with the name of this blog post, here's the Good:
Aww, cute, right? I used a Lawn Fawn note card, added some Lawn Fawn papers, a little flair, a sweet punched heart, and some stickers from Simple Stories to spell out the "you". (I realize now that I really need a "you" diecut!)
Clean and simple. Cute and impactful.
This was card number two, after a failed attempt at quick stamping. Because, let's face it, stamping is just not quick. It takes thought and deliberation. And you really should have a plan before you start.
Here is the result of quick stamping.
The Bad and The Ugly:
Lawn Fawn stamps. PTI inks. There's not one thing that's terribly wrong with this card. There are just a bunch of things wrong that make the overall card a big ole yawn.
I didn't like the colors.
I didn't like the placement of the balloons.
I didn't like that I put the sun on the same plane as the sentiment.
I didn't like that the balloon stamps were unevenly inked.
I just didn't like it. Period.
So I scrapped it and started over.
Sometimes stamping is hard.
Not as hard as 28 HOURS OF BACK LABOR!
But still...you get the idea.
Happy Monday, cafe friends!