Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Correcting an "Oops!"

I was creating a card the other day and accidentally had an "oops!" with my ink pad. Normally I would just start over, but this card was just about done and it was for a challenge over at The Play Date Cafe (check it out here). The colors for this challenge, amethyst, emerald and peridot, are absolutely beautiful. So rich and elegant.

After cutting the white cardstock for the sentiment, I inked it slightly to add some emerald color. After I stamped the sentiment, I dropped the stamp on the corner. It's hard to see the ink smudge (in the circle), but it's definitely there.

So I got creative, found some patterned paper with the above colors and created a small flower. Actually, I think it balances the card, so maybe this was meant to happen.
The card front is slightly smaller than the back, allowing the flower strip to show whether the card is open or closed.
When you have an "Oops!" -- get creative...add ribbon, a flower, a button, a bow, etc. You might be surprised how it enhances your card. Remember, there are no mistakes in cardmaking; it only means the card wasn't finished yet.
Items used:
  Cardstock: Emerald, Peridot, White, Metallic Amethyst
  Spellbinders Die-Cut Labels Nine
  Martha Stewart Flower Punch
  EK Border Punch
  Stampology Turquoise Ink Pad
  JoAnn Purple Dye Ink Pad
  Patterned Paper and Brad


  1. Very pretty card! Love the feather! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

  2. Pretty! I love how the side strip still shows when it's closed, very unique! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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