Saturday, March 7, 2020

Happy Saturday everyone!! It is Nora here from A Creative Touch on the blog today with three simple Sympathy Cards and ideas on how to fix your "mistakes" on projects rather than throw 
them away.

For these cards I used the Modern Petals Stencils, the Casual Comfort stamp set, the Garden and Fun-Fetti Fri-dies

I began each card by masking a circle in the center of a piece of white cardstock and blending three colors of Distress ink-the lightest on top and the darkest on the bottom.

I then used the Modern Petals Stencil with the same inks and stenciled over the ink blended circle.

I used a sentiment from the Casual Comfort stamp set to stamp directly over the top of the blended circle. Here was where my first mistake happened. I messed up and got a bit of black which was on my finger onto the card front. It was in the Distressed area and so I could not pull the color off with anything without affecting it. My solution? Using some Fun-Fetti Flowers and placing them over my mistake.

I then added some Stickles in the middle of the flowers to give it some bling.

Can you see where I messed up? Nope!! The flowers covered the smudge up. 

For my second card, I was going to make another of the same colored card front. However, I messed up the sentiment, getting my sleeve caught on something and it stamped crooked. I was so mad!!! Instead of throwing the whole piece away, I die cut the circle out this time and mounted against a pattern paper background.

While I was mounting the sentiment, I dropped some glue onto the blended part and it smeared. Again, instead of tossing the whole thing, I made the best of it. I added some leaves from the Garden Fri-dies to hide the mistake. 

To finish my project I added some clear shimmer pen on top. Crisis number three averted!!

I was determined to get ONE card right, to just make one of these cards completely one layer but I was thwarted again. I used purple ink to blend with this time. All was going well until I noticed a purple smudge on the the left edge of the blended card front. Purple ink was on the tape I used to hold the paper down.. 

Once again, I die cut the circle out and mounted it onto a clean, white die cut panel that was adhered to an A2 card base. I then heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock. I adhered the sentiments on top of the circle using foam adhesive. 

My last step was to add some Fun-Fetti Flowers around the sentiment just to spruce it up.

I hope this helps you to think of ways to "fix" any "mistakes" you might make on your projects. When you work on something for  a long time, throwing it away is just not an option!! Three cards would have been tossed if I had given up and I don't have time for that.

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That is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

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1 comment:

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... I adore these ... gorgeous ink blending.