Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Quick (and I mean "QUICK!") Card!!

Here is a card I submitted for Card Capers*, a 10 minute or less card feature in CardMaker (did not get accepted, but that's okay, I am only out 10 minutes!) Yes, the results came back and they did pick up a few of my faves, woohoo! Did you submit anything for this call? here's the place to shout it out if so, please let us know!! A few I sent they passed on so I will be sharing them here soon. You never know what they will take, if I were to bet in advance I would be wrong most of the time, so I hope all of you who are interested in getting published will keep at it as well as submitting lots of different things just to see! Be sure to try different pubs too, as one may just really like your style, there are some pubs I have had NO luck with! I submitted 8 cards for this call and they took 4, so I am super excited about that! (One I am particularly glad they took but will share why in another post!) :)
Anyway, about this card!! I had these ginormous The Paper Studio flowers I bought for half off a couple months ago at Hobby Lobby. Well, their size was what enticed me, but ironically enough they are really almost too big for cards LOL!! I thought I'd try a quick design and adhere this hot pink one off center just for fun. I die cut a big scalloped circle from white CS for the center, sponged it with Wild Honey and added this greeting from "Wild at Heart". It is layered onto Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx CS. Obviously this will NOT fit in an A2 envelope LOL! Just fun card to hand deliver or stick onto the front of a plain gift bag...

*I like submitting for this category when I remember to, because they are looking for simple designs, so I just kind of go with my gut and throw something fun and easy together, instead of some of the others I submit where I spend waayyyy too long questioning and fretting over the details of a more intricate design! Ther is so much talent out there, i really pray youeill not get discoruaged if you are still trying to crack thorugh that ceiling of getting your first card pubbed! I got so many rehjects at first, and I know it is easy to think, "well, this is my best work, if they don't like this then what chance to do I have!?" because I've been there, girlfriend! But keep at it, it's worth it!!

3 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

Personally, I LOVE it! LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What sweet, encouraging words, Mel! This big posy is lookin mighty fine! Where has the month gone! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!

Payne Holler Cards said...

i have some of these super gigantic flowers - hmmmm, thinking I will just case yours and make a box set - would make an adorable gift for that unexpected occasion (-:
and thanks for the encouragement in getting published - maybe one day I will try,
hugs
Linda