A Small Saying Disaster

Have you ever been working on a card and almost have it finished when disaster just wreaks havoc on your creation? Well, that's what happened with this card. I know, I know - it doesn't look like a disaster....NOW! Here's what happened... I had the card layers all glued down and decided I wanted to add the happy everything sentiment from Small Sayings. So I inked it up really good and stamped right on the flower panel, except....I missed - the stamp went tumbling and Eggplant ink that in no form resembled the saying landed on my paper! "Egads!" I said to myself. This is the second image RAK I got from jojot and I needed to use it to fulfill my CCRAK chain duties! No chance of just stamping a new image and starting over, so I decided to just paint over it with some white craft ink. Only as I painted, the ink wasn't quite dry, so I ended up with a lavendar looking mess - and smeared the not-quite dry stickles on the leaves at the same time. EEEK!!! So then I ended up trying countless variations of sentiment panels to cover the mistake before I finally decided on this one. So most of my night was spent fixing my nightmare card. It still has a smudge from the stickles - but to heck with it, I'm sending it anyway! :)

So on to the card details... I went with this week's color challenge over on SCS (Elegant Eggplant, Cool Caribbean and Certainly Celery). The rose image is a RAK and so I don't know what it's called or who makes it. I colored it in with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter and then highlighted with Crystal Stickles (for an awesome deal on Stickles, visit My Inky Fingers) and my clear Stardust gel pen. I then doodlesd a frame around the image and matted on alternating widths of Eggplant and Celery crdstock. I used the Paisley background stamp in matching ink on all the Certainly Celery and Cool Caribbean layers. The Eggplant layers are stamped with Canvas in matching ink.

For my punch challenge I used the slit punch for my scalloped border at the top of the card and then used my handheld 1/8" circle punch in each scallop. I pulled out my favorite EK Success corner punch and used them at angles on the sides to draw the eye to the focal image. And finally I used two 3/4" circle punches on either end of my sentiment panel to give the tab some personality. I finished off the card with some ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon (they have great deals - organdy ribbon spools are $2 for 25 yards) and then did some detail dotting with my clear stardust pen around the punches.

Tune in tomorrow to celebrate March with blog candy!

9 comments

  1. I think this card is UBBER cute...TFS....LIANN M.

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  2. Well this sounds like everyone of my creations! Whether it be inky fingers or some errant peanut butter, my cards always seem to be finding their way into the mess! Looks great to me though!

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  3. hwat a fabulous story...I thought those things only happened to me!! I have always loved those corner punches and now you put them sideways....great idea!!

    SS

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  4. I think it turned out great!! Very cute card!!

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  5. Bwahahahaha!!! I can almost picture you sittting there pulling your hair out! But hey! Any mistake is just another reason to layer right? I would have never known that card went through what it did!! You are the bestest in the westest!! *grin*

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  6. you did a great job fixing the card. it looks fantastic

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  7. If I screw up the title of a saying, I usually just ink up the stamp and use another peice of cardstock and pop dot it over where it was supposed to be. No one knows but me. I have one on my blog that I did that to-the post with all my heart on Jan 25. Can't really tell can you? I love the colors in this card. WIsh I had time to post some cards but too busy loading music tonight.

    May the Ink be with you!

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  8. Thanks for the ribbon tip!

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  9. Adorable, as always!

    How the heck did your blog get locked? Like as in someone reported it as offensive and locked it? Hope you get that all worked out soon!

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