January 23, 2011

Who's Counting?

Hey, a birthday card this time!  I'll be going to a birthday luncheon on Monday to celebrate one of my co-workers' birthday.  She is, like me, a golfer (at least we try - lol!) so I thought this Loralie stamp was perfect paired with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash Sentiments stamp set.  But this card almost didn't make it.  Can you tell what went wrong?


I'm sure other stampers can relate.  You spent an hour or so carefully coloring an image with copics and assembling your card and then ... splat!  I picked up my BLACK ink pad and pulled off the lid, when it flew out of my hands and landed (inky edges down) right on top of my lovely copic-colored image!  Oh, the horror!  I so didn't want to start over.  Fortunately, it appeared that none of the ink got on the image itself, just on the white paper, but it's not like I can erase it.  Wait, I know!  I meant to do that!  I grabbed the ink pad lid and carefully pressed the inky edges to the white paper around the image, giving it a sort of distressed look.  Actually, it solved a problem for me.  I thought the white looked too bright and stark and this toned it down.  So, I guess it was meant to be.  Whew! Got lucky on that one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details:
Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores
Patterned Paper: PTI By the Numbers
Stamps: Loralie Designs Ace, PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments, Our Craft Lounge Golfin Gramps (sentiment inside card)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic markers, atyou Spica markers, Uniball Signo white gel pen, PTI ribbon
Size: 5" x 7"

4 comments:

  1. Linda......I would have never known you had the black ink land on your image. You found the perfect solution because it does look AWESOME! Love the sentiment you picked. It's perfect! I'm sure your friend will, too.

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  2. Oh goodness!! That is TOO cute!! Great job on the coloring and the mixture of papers, they are certainly perfect for this card and sentiment!!

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  3. How pretty!! I love the colors and I would never know that the black background was a mistake. It looks really cool! Great card!

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  4. Great save on a beautiful card!

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