As I read the comments I continually went back to look at my card and scratch my head. I felt the background was too light and the focal point too dark and the use of black foam under my sentiment just too bold.... but I am really embarrassed now! I truly hope that it did not appear I was "fishing for compliments". I honestly did not like my card but perhaps it is just as Sue Rose said in her comment:
"....what it looks like on paper isn't always as we envisioned it in our heads!!"
Thank you for always being so supportive! It means the world to me : )
Now on to my post today! : )
I created this card from my nephew, Mike, in Tennessee who is a Tennessee Volunteers fan... fan? did I say fan?? Actually if at all possible Mike would arrange for the blood in his veins to be Blaze Orange!! : )
He loves the Vols and I love him!! He was so excited when he saw this card he proclaimed it was going in the "Man Cave"!! Now that doesn't happen every day!
I embossed my white cs with the United States Die from PTI and just popped it up with foam tape : ) I did not want my TN state die to also be popped up because I felt it would make it too high so I simply cut a few layers of the die and glued them one on top of the other so it is lifted a but but not much.
I added a stitched rectangle to the inside of the card as well as one line from the Chevron cover plate by PTI.
Thank you, again, friends for stopping by and for your comments! they both humble me and make my day!