Thursday, October 29, 2015

There Are No Mistakes


...only opportunities for embellishment.



While playing around with Fair Isle Motifs from Papertrey, I tried to use the two-step stamps in the set. There is a tiny, four-stitch stamp that fits (supposedly) into the center of the largest design. My idea was to add a spot of red to the center of the gray motif, but OF COURSE I lined it up crooked and it looked ugly.

Very ugly.

Two-step stamping and I have a history. A dysfunctional history. Too many mistakes like this one. Too many groans of frustration.

So then, I thought, "Hey, what about stamping a larger center for the design on a scrap, punching it out with a circle punch, and covering up embellishing the mistake?"

And a card was born.

YAY!

Supplies
stamps: Fair Isle Motifs (Papertrey), Everyday Wishes (StampinUp)
ink: Memento Luxe
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: circle punch, dimensionals

8 comments:

  1. GREAT SAVE! Don't you just love it when you're firing on all cylinders!!!

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  2. Love the layout of this card with the image and sentiment. Your embellishment looks like it was meant to be there!

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  3. If you hadn't told us the truth, I would not have realized your embellishment was a save. Great job, Susan!

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  4. Awesome save! I make so many mistakes, most of my cards are saves to some degree. ;/

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  5. Mistakes are the story of my life with my cards. That's why my cards have so many layers, LOL.

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