Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rescuing a Card

Sometimes, you make a mistake and something beautiful happens.




See. This image was going to look like the last card on this post. Only I stamped it crooked.

NO PROBLEM!

I cut it out straight using a clear quilting ruler and craft knife and used it on this card. It needed a little something, so I used the twine from PTI, which is a dream to use and lends a natural touch to all that white cardstock.

Next time you think you messed up your card, remember you can almost always rescue it by cutting an image out or by covering up the mistake with an embellishment or layer.

There are no mistakes in stamping...only opportunities for creativity!

Supplies
stamps: Hero Arts (Woodland Leaves and Grasses), PTI (Out on a Limb)
ink: Versacolor Atlantic
paper: PTI white
accessories: watercolor crayons, dimensionals, twine

29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, and what a wonderful outlook on "mistakes." I've often made a beautiful card, then messed up on the sentiment. Learning from you, I just stamp a new sentiment and pop it up over the mistake, and no one's ever the wiser. And it usually looks better! Thanks for sharing your mistakes. It's nice to know everything you do isn't always perfect.

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  2. I love your style! I found your blog through another blog I read, kathy posted a card and said she admired your style.
    I am trying to keep it simple this year, and your work is truly an inspiration!

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  3. excellent rescue!! Love the addition of the twine!!

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  4. What a great attitude about so-called *mistakes* ... I've had to rescue a few myself lately :o)

    Blessings ...

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  5. This is very nice. Love the popped up panel and love the twine!

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  6. Oh boy, do I ever agree with you about a mistake being an opportunity for creativity. It's happened to me many times:) I love how you rescued yours. It's so lovely!

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  7. You turned my signature {crooked stamping} into a thing of beauty!

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  8. I love how those mistakes turn the card into something completely different! Your card is simply beautiful.

    Shame on those mag editors!I am so glad that I'm not the only one who talks out loud (to no apparent person in particular) at Barnes and Nobel, LOL!
    Hugs~

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  9. beautiful card, and great tip!

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  10. Such beautiful images, and I love the colors!! Gorgeous, Susan!!

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  11. There's always a use for the "failed" stamping. You've shown us a beautiful one.

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  12. Great moral Susan! Today I made a card and whilst edging one side of the panel with a silver pen the pen slipped and drew a little into the actual panel. Instead of starting again I made sure my sentiment panel overlapped the mistake and voila! Problem solved!!

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  13. No - this is perfect! I like it even better. I do wish all my mistakes came out as well.

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  14. Just in time!!!!!! I've fixed MANY mistakes, but always keeping my base card in the same orientation. I NEVER would have thought I could just as well use landscape instead of portrait and made a better "save" of the project. EVERY day you teach! Thanks, and just really love that beauty posted here today.

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  15. Simply lovely! As are all of your stamps. For years my sister and I have used a phrase very similar to yours..."There are no mistakes... just embellishment opportunities."

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  16. Another wonderful card! I love it when a mistake turns into a stunning card!

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  17. Simply stunning. One of the things I love most about your blog, other than your gorgeous cards, is that your love of stamping and good design really shine through. Also, I'm enjoying how you are using and showcasing your older stamps. It's a good reminder that we don't have to buy the latest and greatest to make a beautiful card. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air. I learn something from it every day. Thank you.

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  18. Love your lemonade attitude! I'd like to say that yes, I do that exact thing when I make a mistake. But the truth is I usually toss it. Next time I will try the Late Blossom way. :)

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  19. A fabulous save. The twine does look great, especially with your grassy stamp.

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  20. So true about the opportunities. This is beautiful. I do love the twine with the white. A very fresh and natural feel.

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  21. Beautiful card! I must look for a quilting ruler, it would make salvaging my mistakes just a little bit easier... :P

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous. I wish my mistakes turned out so well ;) Love the twine, too!!!

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  23. Gorgous card, adding the twine is the perfect touch.
    As the saying goes 'There are no mistakes just opportunities' and this card proves it. TFS

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  24. I like that the image is on a seperate, popped up panel. Really brings focus to it.

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  25. Kathryn (WorkGetsInTheWay)January 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    I had an art teacher who once said, "A true artist can turn a disaster into a masterpiece." I bow to an artist! BTW, is this stamp still available through Hero Arts or is it retired? I couldn't find it and, of course, have fallen in love with it.

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  26. Kathryn,

    It's retired. Sorry about that.

    Susan

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  27. Mistake or not, this card is stunning!

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