I’m back! Needing to make another card – this one is for my soon-to-be 22 year old son’s birthday – I thought I could whack two birds with one stone, so to speak – a birthday card for my son that also fit the requirements of one of today’s lessons! However, this really ended up to be an exercise in problem fixing – as you will soon see what I mean!
I was doing the multi-inking technique for my card, actually finishing the card, thinking “oh this turned out great!” – THEN, I took a picture. If you take pictures of your cards then you know that the picture shows EVERY LITTLE FLAW!!! lol Here’s the picture, of what I thought was a finished card —
Apparently, I did not ink up the “Let’s Celebrate” very well. So, I was going to stamp back over it, which would be easy enough as it is a clear stamp. Just as I was going down to press, my hands tremored (good ol’ Multiple Sclerosis!) and this is what I ended up with —
Not so pretty, huh? Well, I wasn’t going to let all that great cardstock, ink and effort go to waste – so, I came up with a “fix” — I re-stamped the sentiment on a seperate piece of cardstock and die cut it out with a Spellbinders die from the A2 Matting Basics B die set. I inked the edges to add some definition to the shape. Then, I popped it up with dimensional foam tape. I wanted to be able to read the sentiment above and below it, so I went with the smallest rectangle that would fit the sentiment. I actually like this look better! Here it is –