Monday, April 27, 2009

Flowers For Mom

Hi and happy Monday! Today I made a card using Asela's new stamp set, Friendship's Garden and the new free with three set, Notes to Mom.

I also played along with the featured stamper challenge at SCS. The featured stamper was Kathy (aka Wattle) and I chose this card for inspiration. Participants were to change at least two things. I changed the colors, used a rectangle instead of oval, used DP instead of embossed background, moved the sentiment.

Here are the details...

I started with the orchid stamp and added some cuts so I could make it curve, then stamped with Memento ink.

I colored the image with Copics, V01, V04, V06, YG03 and YG93. Then I embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used my Versa Mark pen to go over the image, so the powder would stick.

Sponged some So Saffron ink.

Sponged some Certainly Celery ink.

Next, I sponged some Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose inks, then added the sentiment from Notes to Mom, using black Stazon ink.

Unfortunately, I dropped the lid to the ink right on my image and left one big line of ink above the sentiment and a few smudges under it. I almost tossed it, but I decided to try to save it. I started by scraping the bad line above the sentiment with my craft knife. If you do this, be sure your ink is absolutely dry, or it will smudge even worse. The picture above shows it after I used the craft knife.

Next, I used a sanding block and sanded away most of the ink. You can see the two white circles where I sanded in the photo above.

Then I sponged some So Saffron and Pretty in Pink back in and you can barely tell there was ever an ink stain. The photos I took are actually emphasizing the mistake areas. In person, it is much harder to see where the stains were.

One thing to note... Because I used Stazon ink to stamp the sentiment, I was able to go back in and sponge. If I had used my Memento, or SU dye ink, it would have smeared the sentiment. I frequently choose Stazon for my sentiments when sponging because it is very black and I sometimes like to go back and add some sponging as I work.

I used Nestabilities to cut the main image and the scalloped layer behind it. The striped DP is Basic Gray Eva and the pretty pink paper in the background is from Emily Giovanni's latest digital paper pack, Softly Spring. I also used Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up) and Pure Luxury Black Onyx for layers and Pretty in Pink (SU) for the card base.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!


Elena said...

This card is forgeous! Love the soft and pretty colors! Love the DP you used too!
Thank you for sharing your tip, Theresa!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Theresa, this is stunning! I love it!


Sue said...

Another stunning card Theresa i so love your work hun, its stunning, sue.x

Patti J. said...

It's always a fun surprise when you use DP! I love your coloring - it's so soft and pretty, and your DP is a perfect match! Beautiful card!

craftimamma said...

Lovely card made up with beautiful elements and put together with your talent.

Lesley Xx

Tonya said...

This is so beautiful! I love that image.

Beth S said...

Beautiful. Love how you did this. Thanks for the tip. I know I will definitely be in need of this. I've made this mistake before and started from scratch.

Ivett Carrillo said...

Simply Elegant! This is a beautiful card. Love your choice of colors. Take amd talk to you soon. Hugs

the PaperTemptress said...

I thought I was the only one who dropped ink lids and such when a card was almost done LOl!! Quite refreshing to see it happens to others too!! LOL!!

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Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

How gorgeous! What a great striking with this beautiful DP!

catdidit said...

Oh this is soo stunning Theresa! I love the coloring and the dp you used!

And thanks for the tip on the booboo! I do that alll the time too, usually mine is the whole ink pad and it always lands ink sound down, rofl!

Tina Gilliland said...

This is just gorgeous! I cannot believe how well you DID cover that mistake!! Eeeeek... gives me hope that I can do the same some day! I never even though of sanding it some... duhhh. I seem to drop my lids often.. LOL

Tina Gilliland said...

P.S. Great tip about the Stazon too! Thanks!

Shirley said...

Perfectly lovely! Really like howyour did your BG and the shading of your image and words too!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooooo pretty! Perfect for Mom!

Rhonda Langley said...

You are so patient to fix this card. I probably would have thrown it across the basement floor and gone upstairs and ate some chocolate!

I do love stazon ink. I rarely use any other black ink!