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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Adventures of Late Night Stamping

Have you ever made a card in the middle of the night because it was better than lying in bed not being able to sleep? This is what I did a couple of nights ago. And one mistake after another happened! This card was supposed to look like this: Bucky the Bunny (DRS Designs sneak peek) with one balloon (colored with Copic markers) and a stamped ground with Vicki's Versatile background, followed by sponging in the same color of caramel, a colored cotton tail colored with a white gel pen, a sponged sky with the scene mounted on pumpkin cs and mounted on white cs with bunny paw prints, and then finally mounted on a pumpkin card base. That's it. Maybe some ribbon.



So, this is how the story goes. LOL!

1. I was too lazy to mask Bucky and his balloon, so I sponged some sky on his perfectly colored, shaded balloon. I tried to cover it up with darkening the coloring. Bad mistake. It was too late to mask anything to stamp another balloon, so I stamped the back of dsp for the balloon.
2. Since I used the lighter shade of dsp, I had to make to blend in more so it wasn't obvious why I had used the dsp balloon. You guessed it. I added just a tad, not too much, of the same dsp on the base of the card.
3. I somehow ended up with a smudge on Buck, so I added a bow.
4. The bow was in an odd spot. I could have wrapped the ribbon all around, but I didn't want to cover more of Bucky up, especially with his cute cotton tail! So, I added some brads in hopes of making it look "more even".
5. At this point, I saw one more mistake that I did't think would ruin the card in my eyes. And I was finally too tired to come up with a reasonable cover-up. LOL!

So, has this ever happened to you.... daytime or nighttime? Do you try and fix it with cover-ups or start over?

Please tell me I'm not the only one making mistakes and covering them up :)

Bucky the Bunny will be released by DRS Designs on February 20th!

3 comments:

scalder said...

Mistakes, what mistakes. You're the only one that knows they exist cause you made the card. To the rest of us it looks pretty darn good. But yes, I admit, they happen to me all the time. Some I just leave, cause hey, that's part of my personality, I'm not perfect either:) I find people I make for and then give the cards to are just so impressed that I MADE the card, they don't see my mistakes!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

can so relate! use cover-ups!!! unless there are just tooooo many! LOL he turned out adorable and others dont see our mistakes!

Anonymous said...

Never would have guessed the ballons were hiding a booboo, but did wonder about the bow placement. :) LOL!!!! No one would ever know but you!! That's why they are called HANDMADE!!!
jennik