Often my experimenting goes awry. Sometimes, the results are not salvageable. Mostly, however, I can save the card if I think about it hard enough.
Today's card was salvaged in a great cover-up. Go, me!!!
I tried using washi tape as the ground for these trees from SU's Trendy Trees set. It just didn't look right, so I pulled it up. I'd always pulled up washi tape without a problem, but this time, it pulled the top layer of the paper with it. Darn it all.
So I cut a piece of old olive cardstock and drew a pencil line on it. Then, I cut along the line using mini-scallop scissors, being careful to line up the scallops with each cut. (Remember when using deco scissors to NEVER, EVER, under any circumstances close the scissors completely before you cut all the way across. It messes up the cut!)
I glued the old olive strip onto the card, effectively covering up the disaster. No one will ever know.
Well, no one would know if I hadn't just told the entire Internet.
I decided the green was too heavy, so I layered white twill on it to lighten it up. Rounded corners on the bottom further lighten the green and echo the rounded foliage of the trees and the scallop edge.
And THAT is how you cover up a mistake, save some pretty two-step stamping, and make someone's birthday cheerier.
Someone once said that there are no mistakes in stamping, only opportunities for embellishment. More often than not, that someone is right.