Yesterday I was working on my video for Sunday but I ran out of time to actually record it so that's the my top priority for this morning..................after I've posted my blog!
Today's card was going to be a sympathy card but ended as a thinking of you card because I made a booboo!
I started the card with a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock, then a layer of Night of Navy and a top layer of Crumb Cake.
I inked the big swirly stamp from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set using Versamark.
Then I inked it in Night of Navy Ink and stamped it on the top Crumb Cake layer.
I covered it with Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set it.
I used my white gel pen to colour the buds and the leaves.
Then I did a trail of white dots around the outside end of each "scroll".
I saw this technique demonstrated by France Martin - aka Frenchie - a few years ago. I think she used red acrylic paint on black cardstock but I can't think what she called it!
I chose the sentiment from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and inked and stamped it in exactly the same way as the swirly stamp.
Then I tried to do the same with the With Sympathy stamp from the Rose Wonder Set.
Ooops! Booboo number one!
I missed a large part of the word sympathy!
As it's a photopolymer stamp, I tried going over it again!
I succeeded in creating a superb shadow effect but not quite what I was looking for.
It looked exactly what it was......a booboo!
Normally I'd re-stamp the image onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and adhere it over the mistake but I didn't think it would look right!
I decided to lay three strips of Crumb Cake Ribbon, one overlapping the next and hoped it would look like that was part of my original plan!
I don't think it worked - do you?
I tied a separate bow and adhered it halfway along the ribbon, in the centre.
The final touch was to add three large Pearls in a vertical line in the top left hand corner..........in an attempt to cover up booboo number two - a Night of Navy smudge!
If I'd had more time, I would have started again but there wasn't, so you're seeing it, warts and all!
That's about it for today and I hope you have a great weekend.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.