March 20, 2021


Do you ever put your heart and soul into making a card only to finish it and go "meh"?

That's exactly what happened to me with this card. Meh.

I am just not sure about it.

I started out in my typical way. I'd just gotten a new stamp set, Flowering Blooms, found on page 70 of the Annual Catalog. The floral images in this set are simply exquisite. And I was anxious to sit down with my Stampin' Blends and get to work beautifying one of them even more!

After using Light and Dark Rococo Rose, Light Mossy Meadow, and Light Soft Seafoam. I was finished. In case you can't tell, I'd used the Light Soft Seafoam on the background in sort of a dabbing motion. I love the effect this gives. It almost looks like parchment paper in person.

OK.. I had a pretty colored flower. What should I do with it?

I trimmed it to 3" x 4". Now what? 

Finally deciding to pair it up with a piece of Designer Series Paper, I came upon the piece shown below.

When I put it alongside the flower I'd just colored, the DSP was just too green. To help the two complement each other a little bit better, I sponged the edges with Old Olive ink. You know how nicely Old Olive and Mossy Meadow play together. Meh. It was OK. 

Just a closeup of the flower with its sponged edges.

Then I decided to cover up quite a lot of the too green leaves with the sentiment.

The precious sentiment, from the Positive Thoughts stamp set on page 87 of the Amnual Catalog, was stamped on white with Mossy Meadow ink. I cut it out with one of the dies from the Ornate Frames set (page 182), followed by one of the more ornate dies from the same set from Mossy Meadow cardstock. 

I embedded a folded Mossy Meadow ribbon between the two label layers, then adhered them together. I mounted it onto the DSP side with Stampin' Dimensionals.

While the various components of the card are lovely themselves, I just am not sure about the complete finished product.

Does it look like two separate cards?

I would really love to hear your thoughts on this MEH card.



  1. The flower's pretty :) #mischiefandmemories

  2. Your 'meh' card is glorious!

    Thank you for linking up your blog post to Life This Week #232. Lots of interesting comments from bloggers this time about "good". Next week, the optional prompt is Heroic....that too might generate more conversation...and THAT is what I love about hosting a link up on my blog. See you there. Denyse.

  3. I think it's beautiful. I'm always at a loss for what to send when someone is feeling down or suffering a loss. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  4. It's pretty. Perfect for sending to a friend who you are missing at the moment I think. Who wouldn't want to receive this?

  5. Whoever you send it to will be blessed!

    1. Aw, thank you for your precious comment, Michele!

  6. This is lovely Linda. But I really do understand when you have an idea in your head and it doesn't play out like you hoped it would. That happens to a lot of bloggers, if they are being honest.
    Thank for adding your post to the Friday with Friends party.

    1. Thank you so much, for thinking it's lovely and for your empathy.