Hello everyone on this cold and rainy day, at least where I am it is, and that is perfect stamping weather! I love to get cozy in my craft room and watch the rain fall through the window while I stamp the day away. The card I am posting today is one I stamped with a JustRite Stampers set called With Sympathy. I really wanted to try my hand at coloring those beautiful roses. Well, I don't mind telling you...it was not so great at first. I think I ended up coloring about 4 of these before I got the pinks I wanted . Then, I decided to die cut it after I had colored it. I usually try not to do this because terrible things have happened on occasion which rendered the colored image pretty much useless, but I did it any way. So far, so good....then, the unthinkable happened. While I was deciding which ink to stamp my sentiment in, I accidentally got some on my colored image. Oh my word, I was sick. I tried gently erasing, but it was hot pink ink and it was not coming off very well. So, I resorted to my craft knife and tried to gently scrape off the ink, which worked but left me with a little gouged out place on my image. Now if I had Photoshop I bet I could've fixed it on my photo somehow and everyone would've been none the wiser, but I don't, so if you look closely... it is there. I still like the way the card turned out, but it was definitely a round about way of getting there. A few lessons learned here:
- Don't use a craft knife on your finished colored image
- Don't use a craft knife on your finished colored image...lol, seriously
- Die cut the image first, then color to avoid the anxiety of possibly trashing my finished image
- Clean off my craft desk before starting another card project...ok, in all honesty, this will probably not happen...I just can't craft neatly
Anyways, I would like to enter this in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge for this week. The challenge is Wrap it With Ribbon. You have to use two or more ribbons layered together on your project. You can find all of the details here. I know that this is not a Flourishes stamp set, but those wonderful ladies do not mind, you can use whatever stamps you have, so go check them out! I hope everyone has a great day!
Supplies used: With Sympathy stamp set-JustRite Stampers; Classic White cardstock-Flourishes; Ocean Tides cardstock, Chamomile ink-Papertrey Ink; Designer papers from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pads; Spellbinders' Oval-Small, Deckled Oval, and Floral Oval dies; crocheted lace trim-Melissa Frances; pink velvet ribbon-Michaels; Eyelet Border punch, Early Espresso ink, pearls,and foam dimensionals-Stampin' Up!; Copics; Iced Spruce Distress Ink-Tim Holtz; Espresso Truffle ink-Memento; Singer sewing machine; Scor-Tape