Friday, March 19, 2010

Mishap Corrected

Sometimes mishaps occur.  Let’s face it, accidents do happen.  Like you reached for the telephone and knocked your finished card off the easel and onto an inky, unclean stamp.  I’m sure that I’m not the only one that this has happened too. 

Here’s a look at the card after the mistake…


It is a bit difficult to see…you can click on the picture to enlarge it.  Normally, I would place a layered 100_0194sentiment or embellishment over top the mistake to hide it from view.  The location of the mistake on this card just doesn’t allow for that kind of creativity.  That’s right…there are no mistakes, only creative opportunities!  Well, I hated to scrap the card.  So, I decided to distress it to disguise the mistakes. 

100_0197To start, I used my finger nail to rough up the edge of the Whisper White layer only.




100_0198Then, I sponged the base card edges using Sahara Sand.




Here is the end result…


100_0204See?  The mistakes have been creatively corrected.  Oh, they are still there but the distressing sure does hide them nicely.

As for the details, the flourish from Baroque Motifs was stamped in Old Olive onto Whisper White.  I layered the panel on top that.  The image is, I believe, ginkgo from Kind & Caring Thoughts (a Hostess Level 3 set).  I stamped it with Old Olive Craft ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  An extremely simple CAS card that could be used for any occasion. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope that you’ll get creative with your next mishap.  Better yet, I hope that you’ll avoid the mishap to begin with (smile).



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