Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Confessions of a Card Maker

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:

Thank you for stopping by to read my ramblings today and I wish you an enjoyable week.

Sharon x


  1. Glad it's not just me! Great card x

  2. brilliant rescue effort - a fantastic card! (and yes, I've done similar things too many times to mention...!)
    Kim x

  3. Gosh this is SUCH a cute card. Love the image, and your design.


  4. Gorgeous card and Fabulous colors Sharon..Loz
    Visited from MIM

  5. Gorgeous card,fabulous image and

  6. Cute little card, well done. Thank you for playing along with us on the ALBC Challenge & good luck. Jane x

  7. Fabulous card Sharon. The image is so sweet and I love the colours.
    Lorraine x

  8. Thank you for joining us this week at A Gem of a Challenge
    with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  9. So glad you salvaged your cute card Sharon, so adorably cute and the image is so lovely I would not have seen smudges..gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. You definitely did get away with it, the card is gorgeous! Really sweet, lovely card. Hugs, Wends x

  11. Sharon, this is so cute, love the image and clean style of your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon