Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Green Christmas

Sometimes, a mistake yields something good.

I love it when that happens!

I stamped the sentiment with the intention of putting a glittery punched star above it. But I stamped too low, and when I positioned the star, it just wasn't balanced. So I added the nativity scene and went monochromatic...and it works perfectly!

Of course, the stamps are from the Hero Arts' set Greatest Gift and therefore made to work together. But you know what I mean.

I liked this one so much I made five of them.

stamps: Hero Arts Greatest Gift
ink: VersaColor
paper: PTI white
accesories: a tiny little rhinestone


  1. This is gorgeous! It realy turned out to a stunnung card. Hugs, Ankie

  2. Beautiful card. Perfect design work.

  3. This is such a Beautiful Card Susan! Mistakes are nothing more than "creative opportunities" with a new direction and tons of possibilities:)

  4. I love it when mistakes turn out to be serendipity in disguise! :)

  5. I love, love, love this card! I even ordered the stamp set to try and recreate your genius... however, I have had the hardest time getting a clean ink image of the nativity. I even rubbed the stamp with an eraser, tried AMuse ink, SU ink, Stazon, Memento, no luck. Any suggestions on how to get that clean image with that nativity stamp? Thanks!

  6. Amy, I have no idea why you're having such a hard time with the stamp, unless yours just happens to be defective. I used VersaColor ink with it, which is sort of thick and creamy and gives generally good coverage...better than Memento or SU, at least. Also, I've had some luck with getting better solid images with Memento when I rub the pad over the image first, then pat it all over. Not sure why that makes a difference, but sometimes it does help. Also, do you stamp on a stamping mat or mouse pad? Some people have luck using a phone book under their paper, too.

    How frustrating, and I hope you can solve the problem!


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