Friday, May 16, 2008

The Beauty of Nature

This is what you make from mistakes. When I was trying to do the scene stamping for the previous card I did what I do when I'm tired, add just the one more thing I think it needs and then go off to bed. However on looking at it in the morning shake my head, going what were you thinking???? So I put it aside and did the other one from scratch.

I kept looking at this mistake thinking there had to be a recovery for it. In looking around my studio for something to fix it, found these card blanks with the neat window in them. So with an accenting colour cardstock, an exacto knife and my computer I set to work. I laid the window over my scenery mistake until I found a section I could live with, marked out the shape with a pencil, cut it out and glued it into the window after I put two coats of clear emboss over it. Used duplex cardstock and made another card for the inside . The green you can see and the otherside white, glued the one side of the green card to the inside front of the orange/yellow card. I did the phrase with top and bottom border in a word document printed it in black on paper changed the document to colour and lined up my cardstock on the paper, taped it down and ran it through the printer again. Trimmed it and fastened it to the card front and this is my recovery.

3 comments:

Michi Michaelson said...

You are so clever . . . this is a GREAT card . . . I love the layout and it doesn't look at all like a "recovery" card!!!! LOL!! It's LOVELY!!!!!

Passionforstamping said...

Great save!!!!! Doesn't look like a botched job, at all! I love it!

Dianne

Kelly said...

lovely card! love the border around the image!