Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Make a Wish and a Message


This was one of those challenges that as soon as I saw the cue card I knew
what I was going to do. The cue card at CASology is wish and I thought it 
was perfect for a card that's been on my mind to make.




I die cut a circle in some card stock to use like a stencil. I grabbed some fun distress ink colors and set about sponging the background. Originally it was just going to be a few at the top of the page but I couldn't seem to stop sponging on the colors. 
I stamped the sentiment and the candles and then something happened that almost made me throw it out. When I wiped the surface where I was sponging I missed a spot and when I turned the piece over to add some craft foam I set it in some ink. ugghhhh

I let it sit overnight and when I came back to it this morning I decided not to throw it away. I decided to add some sequins and some shimmer to the candles in hopes to distract from the ink. 

And now for my message:

Me telling you all this probably defeats the purpose of distracting from the ink but what I wanted to get across is this - don't give up on cards when you make a mistake, more often than not there's a way to make it work. This is supposed to be a fun hobby and if you stress out too much about everything being perfect then you're missing out on the fun.


Now I need to make some tea and go check out all the cards the DT made and all the entries too.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



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supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white thick
stamp set: Bring on the Cake (Sugar Pea Designs), Birthday (Recollections)
Tim Holtz distress inks: tumbled glass, dusty concord, worn lipstick, twisted citron, shaded lilac, broken china
ink: versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
accessories: metallic sequins, sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir), stictched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn) 
                   craft foam (Michaels)

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder not to worry about every little ink spot! The sequins definetly make it good enough to give to someone. Perfection is not required!

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    1. Thank you Kim :) It's something I still need to remind myself of at times.

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  2. Great advice Susan! Didn't even notice those mishaps you mentioned. Your card is so pretty and I love all the colors. So glad you joined us at CASology this week.

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  3. Didn't even notice it until you pointed it out! Just love this colorful background! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

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