Friday, May 27, 2016
I'm a real person, I make mistakes and I don't hide them. I set out to try the technique for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday 250: Masked Backgrounds and I in my head I pictured an absolutely brilliant and breathtaking card. What I didn't realize is how very messy masking would be, and therefore there are a lot of mistakes on my card!
Since mistakes are ok in my book, and I know that I tried something new I needed this card the next day, I persevered and just went with it.
1. I didn't have any painter's tape on hand so I tried some sort of post-it paper. I didn't realize that the paper wasn't flush with the top of bottom of the card, therefore I got ink on the edges.
2. Then, I stamped the grass and pictured more detail, but after I spent so long inking up the background I was too scared to attempt anything else!
3. The sentiment stamped ok, but when I went to pull the card out of the MISTI, I had some "reserved" ink left on my fingers and got a smudge of black ink on my nice, white border.
4. I tried to erase the ink (it was Versafine Onyx Black, and sometimes I can erase it!) I made two more smudges with the eraser.
Therefore, I had to cover the smudges up with something, and added the black rhinestones. I would have rather done without them, as they make the design a bit wonky, but...as I said in the beginning, I'm a real person!
Lessons learned on this card, lessons learned.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so I'm entering this card for that challenge too.