'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

I had a lot of fun making this, then I decided I wanted a shadow effect on the text, but of course I did it the lazy way – no stamp positioner!  It just didn’t work. 

Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d let the green ink dry first, but no, I stamped straight over wet ink, then embossed with clear powder – disaster!  It looks blurred!



I wondered if I could still make it work, by adding some shading and highlighting, which I usually do anyway, but I went a little OTT with the Distress pen – oops! (I sometimes find this difficult to use because the effects are delayed and you can’t see exactly where you’ve added it – or I can’t, anyway.)

Another disaster!


The only way I could salvage it was to layer up the verse, so that’s what I had to do in the end and I used one of my oldest tools – deckle edge scissors – haven’t used them for around 11 years!


It turned out okay in the end (at least I think so…) but I wonder if I’ll learn from this? 

Unfortunately, I doubt it – but it would be nice to think I will.


4 very kind comments from lovely people:

cockney blonde said...

Oh Cath, this made me laugh. I love your accidental on purpose cards. The effect is good however you achieved it, x

hazel said...

A beautiful card Cath, I make a lot of things where the sentiment is wonky or not stamped properly so I end up stamping on a seperate piece of card to covering it up.
xxx Hazel.

Ann B said...

That's the difference between a card maker and a good crafter, never giving up and having the talent to turn round a mistake. Love the card and thanks for reminding me about deckle-edge scissors, think I have a pair tucked away in a drawer.
Ann B

Susan Carol said...

Really beautiful cards and I loved seeing the way you turned disaster round and got it right in the end. I love deckle edges and use them all the time, even if they are not in fashion!