Today I thought I would post a card using a gorgeous stamp from Lili of the Valley and also take the opportunity to confess to a couple of card making bloopers which happened on this very card!
I started out by stamping and colouring the image with my Pro Markers which all went very well.
Mistake number 1.......I should have stamped the sentiment before I spent time on the colouring, in case the sentiment came out fuzzy or badly printed.......luckily it came out fine (heaves a sigh of relief)
Next I put the main image aside to dry whilst I put the base card together.
Mistake number 2.......for some reason I put the topper on the sofa next to me.......upside down!
So the card is all ready and I pick up my topper........horror or horrors - a nasty black smudge has appeared right under the word "Easter".........aaarrrggghhhh!!!
Mistake number 3 - I try to brush the smudge away with my fingers. Guess what - it doesn't work, and, to make matters worse, a little bit of ink residue must have been left on my fingers, so when I picked up the topper again, it left another, slightly fainter smudge on the left hand side of the card.
So after much grumbling, and contemplation, I cam up with the following fix ups:
1) A strategically place bow to cover up the smug under my sentiment.
2) A generous dose of distress ink with a dabber brush all around the edge of my card to disguise the secondary smudge.
And do you know what? I think I might just have gotten away with it......mission accomplished.
So it would be a shame to go to all that effort to save a card and then not bother to enter it in to any challenges, so here they are:
I Love Promarkers - Favourite Colours Blue and Lilac
Thank you for stopping by to read my ramblings today and I wish you an enjoyable week.