Sometimes a card does not turn out the way you envisioned.  Today’s card is one of those.  It’s not the worst card I’ve made but I felt like I was on a bit of a roll with my cards lately and this one has broken the streak of awesomeness…(I don’t always feel like I’m doing well with the card designs before you start thinking I’m a card making snob but I have been pleased with my productivity of late)

I think I’m trying too hard to use up retired SU cardstock.  Today I thought I’d use a neutral (River Rock) with some colourful Garden Variety Cosmo Cricket paper and I didn’t quite manage to pull it off:

My camera didn’t even like this card!  If I had my time back I would have chosen yellow or green cardstock and not had the double layer on the image (I added the green layer because the River Rock looked a bit lost on the patterned paper…)  I had to do some emergency glittering to distract from the colour combo fiasco…poor old disco-fied butterfly…

Lesson learned…I’m only going to use retired cardstock when it fits into the plan rather than planning an entire card around it.  I’ve also noticed that very few of my Prima flowers go with anything…I reach for them often but they never seem to fit into the card design…I don’t know how other card makers manage to use a Prima every time!

Off to mail some cards…