this is the first time i've built a full sized (A7) card around a collage of vintage bits + rub-ons, but it won't be the last because i really like how it turned out. of course, as murphy's law dictates, seeing as how i was counting on the largest rub-on (the roses, which are prima, and probably 7 or 8 years old) going on in a rather funky, intermittent manner, OF COURSE it transferred PERFECTLY, lol! but luckily my idea still worked. and, to make up for that, some of the tiniest ones, which were a bit newer, that i thought i'd "fill in" any blank spots with, went on very badly indeed. the funny thing is, you cannot just say, "well this manufacturer just made an inferior product" because i've used several other varieties from the same company, bought around the same time, and stored exactly the same way, which went on well. go figure.
the final new thing i've used on this card is the set of koh-i-noor hardtmuth tritone "magic" pencils that santa brought me. so far, i've used them to do some line doodles, but this is the first time i've colored something in with them. and yes, all of the letters were done with one pencil, so you can see where there really are three shades in each, and you get a nice variety as you go along.
speaking of a nice variety, as always, my design team sisters at SOS have outdone themselves when it comes to providing inspiration for you. be sure to check that out, as soon as possible, k? ♥