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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Total Card Fail!

My granddaughter Makayla turned 10 years old this past Monday, and we're just getting together today to celebrate.  I had her gift for a week already, and basically knew what stamp I was going to color for her card. It was yesterday evening when I remembered I still had to make it!!  The stamp is Punk Amara from the Paper Nest Dolls, and I colored her up with my Promarkers and added some Clear Wink of Stella to her hair & the star on her shirt.  Thought it was really cute so far!  I cut her out using an MFT Stitched Oval Die, picked some blue & pink paper from my stash, cut the blue paper with a Simon Says stitched rectangle die, and started to put the card together.  That's when it got really ugly!!!  Even though it would cover up some of her cute leotards & boots, I thought I would do something different & heat emboss the sentiment onto vellum...first fail...even though I used my anti-static tool, the black embossing powder smudged & left some random sprinkles under some of the words!  Also  I clearly wasn't thinking when I decided to add it to the card with glue dots on either side...second fail...you can see them through the vellum!  Oh well...I told myself...she's only 10 years old.  She'll take a 2 second glance at the card, toss it down, & start ripping open her present..she'll never notice the boo-boos. The best (or should I say worst) was yet to come though!  I stamped a birthday wish inside the card with black ink, waited a minute to make sure it was dry, then closed up my card to take an overall look. Well look of horror is more like it!  I realized I must have gotten ink on my hands somewhere because there was a big black fingerprint on the upper right hand side of the oval, a less obvious smudge on the lower left hand side of the oval, and another big smudge on the top inside of the card... third fail.  Believe it or not I didn't totally panic...although there were a couple of swear words that leaked out of my mouth!  All the experts call it a "chance to embellish" but I call it one gigantic mess!!  Thus the gold stars placed on either side over top of the smudges.  It looked okay though...matches the star on her shirt right?  I already had gold sequins in the opposite corners though & didn't think it all looked that great together but whatever!  As for the inside smudge on the top portion of the card, I simply covered it with a new white piece of cards stock. Went to bed & decided it was okay but of course the ugliness continued the next day when I went to sign it & put it in an envelope.  I don't think you can tell in the picture, but the gold star on the left was not sticking well with the glue dot I had used, so I tried to turn it a fraction & smoosh it down, and the pink paper ripped a little underneath. REALLY!!!!  Oh well..I'm giving it to her anyway LOL!  Thanks for stopping by...sorry to ramble on about it...thought it might give a couple of you a little chuckle!

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Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Patty E, love the vellum sentiment. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute...the little girl image is adorable and I love how you created the sentiment!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Patty. However our challenge at PFP this week is 'all the trimmings' so you must include ribbon, twine, lace etc on your creation. Sorry but you will not be eligible for our prize. Thanks for entering and we hope you will be able to join in again very soon. Hugs, Denise x

coops said...

So gorgeous, a really sweet image and i love your colours.
Thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

REally cute card! Thanks for joining in our challenge at a Passion for Promarkers this week, Juliexx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card. Love the cute image, the coloring... the vellum greeting looks great curved like that. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown

Jingle said...

I don't see a fail..I think it is very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Astrid said...

I find it lovely. Dont see a fail at all.
THanks for taking part of the challenge of The Paper Nest Dolls.
Hugs Astrid