made yesterday's card, I actually made two of them! The second one was
more or less the same as the first one, but I put
the ship in a far more central position.
I wasn't sure which way the ship
looked best and I was going to share them both and ask you what you
thought! At least, that was until I stamped the sentiment! I pressed a bit too
hard and managed to get some black ink from above the word Sending!
It was almost an inch long so there was no easy way of diguising it with
a Pearl or a Rhinestone. I decided to stamp the sentiment on a piece
of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and adhere it over my boo-boo.
All I can
say is that it looked absolutely hideous; it was obvious I was covering
up a mistake! I might have been successful if I'd stamped on a piece of Sahara Sand CS rather than Whisper White.
If you look at yesterday's card and imagine the sentiment
stamped on a piece of Whisper White CS, I'm sure you understand exactly
what I mean!
had to take drastic action to try and salvage something from the card! I
hadn't decorated the inside of the card so I was able to cut off the
back and put it with my Island Indigo CS scraps and I also cut out the
Unfortunately, I couldn't save the ship as the sentiment was far
too close! The challenge for today's card was to use the rescued
started my card with a base of Island Indigo CS, with a layer of
Whisper White CS and a top layer of the same design I used for
yesterday's dancer's dress which came from the Blooms & Bliss
Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I cut the dancer to the smallest size
possible without allowing her feet or hands touching the edges. I
layered the image onto a piece of Whisper White CS and then onto a layer
of Island Indigo CS.
I cut a long strip of the same DSP as the dancer's
dress, which is the reverse side of the main piece of DSP I've used for
I layered this onto a piece of Island Indigo CS and then a
layer of Whisper White CS. The sentiment is from the same stamp set as
the dancer, which is called Beautiful You.
Using Island Indigo Ink, I
stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White CS and then die cut it using
the Layering Oval Framelits dies, straight cut number no. 2.
I adhered this to an Island Indigo die cut scalloped oval from the same set of dies, no. 2.
adhered the card base and two layers together using Tombow, and then I
adhered the strip of layered DSP to the left hand side.
Dimensionals, I attached the image to the lower half of the front of the
stamp, and the sentiment to the upper part of the card front.
Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the top two thirds of the dancer on
the bottom of the inside layer of the card. Then I used the Bermuda Bay
Watercolour Pencil and painted the dancer's dress and hat, and Calypso
Coral for her legs and arms.
I painted over it all using a Blender
Pen and adhered the sheet inside the card using Tombow. My final touch
was to add a row of three small Metal Rimmed Pearls below the dancer
There was a lot of layering in creating this card, but I think it
was worth it for the finished effect! I'd like to think this will teach me not to press so hard on my stamps, but I doubt if it will! LOL!
Thayt's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.