Let me not even get into how many times I tried to color the flame in a super cool blue to red/orange fashion. You can see I ended up paper-piecing it. Under that is HIDEOUSNESS. Trust me. Then I wrestled with the fishtail flag and what to stamp on it. I tried about 5 different things before I was happy.
Of course I wanted to add a banner and chose Banner Day and By the Letters to create one. I just could not place them in a spot that worked. The image I chose was too tall, but I had already colored it, and subsequently inked the heck out of it, so I was not walking away. My solution? Make the card bigger... 6 X 6 to be exact. Then I had to stitch another layer, cut a HUGE card base, and finally I had room to stretch out the banner like I wanted to.
After that, I was spent. No more embellishments, no more stitching, just NO MORE. LOL It is what it is. And it is HUGE. LOL
I wish you more success than I had in my stamp room today with the sketch. I'll give you a hint: choose your main image very carefully. I do not recommend Go for Gold for this one. LOL
I hope you find time sometime in the next couple weeks to play along. The prize is TOTALLY worth it! Again, you can read all the details HERE.
Here are the dies I used on my card today: