Friday, February 26, 2016

Card: Best Birthday


Today's card is the result of 
"When Good Stamping Goes Bad!".

I set out to CASE an easel card... 
and practice my watercoloring.
I'm actually impressed with how my watercoloring came out.  

I stamped my flower from the Best Thoughts Hostess set* on Shimmery White card stock with Archival Black Ink.  I also went out of my comfort zone and watercolored with my neglected Tangelo Twist and my Aqua Painter!  The 2014-2016 in-colors have been some of my most favorite colors - Has it really been 2 years already?! - except for poor Tangelo Twist.  I think it really shines on this card though.  I may just have to use it more... before it retires in May.  My leaves were colored with Mossy Meadow - another retiring in-color.  

So, if the coloring went so well, where does the "good stamping gone bad" come in?
Well, it's what happened when I glued my beautiful flower panel onto the front of my easel card - which was already assembled ( note to self, don't pre-assemble! ) only to discover that I put it on sideways :(   Now I had a Z-Fold card... which is fine, just not what I intended.  

I pushed it off the corner of my work table and went to work on another project. 
One of those, "I'll deal with you later" things.
I slept on it and, woke up with a solution.
I'd turn it into a gift card holder!

And there you have it!
A card I just may make again - this time on purpose ;)
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I hope you have enjoyed my card!
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I've listed them below.
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Happy Stamping! 

supplies used: 
(Finished card size: 4.25"x4.245")
Stamp Sets: Best Thoughts, Tin of Cards, February Paper Pumpkin
Card Stock: Shimmery White, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Archival Black
Tools/etc: Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack, Personal Trimmer, Aqua Painter, Stamp and Pierce Mat, Fast Fuse, Tear and Tape, Circle Punch, 

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