Well, I totally wanted to scream but my mom is still asleep and I didn't want to scare her with my wailing so, I collected myself, took a few deep breaths and, after cussing a little, I just started over. Luckily, the part that got my fingerprints was the panel, not my main image, that would have been even more of a disaster. Anyway, here is my card, I'm linking it to the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge by Amy.
This card was made with a combination of two of my all time favorite Stampin Up! sets, sadly retired. The sweet little bird is from "Spring Song", the beautiful cherry blossom branch and the Japanese symbol are from "Eastern Influences". I kept it (or at least tried) as CAS as possible. I confess I wanted to sponge a little blue for the sky and I also wanted to heat emboss the Japanese symbol in gold but, there is no gold in this image and the sponging probably would have not been very even, since I'm still kind of learning, I even wanted to add like a Rhine Stone to the end of the black strip of card stock but, after debating for a little while, I just left it alone.
Now, here is a picture of the finished inside, the sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs and it's called Winter Spring, I wanted to add some color but I opted for just black.
And here is the sketch that inspired my card.
Here are the stamp sets I use to create my card.
Spring Song. Spring/Summer 2008.
Eastern Influences. Fall/Winter 2008.
Flourishes Signs of Spring. 2013.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.