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The Adventures of Late Night Stamping

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Posted by Jenny Charboneau/designsbyboo.blogspot.com

Have you ever made a card in the middle of the night because it was better than lying in bed not being able to sleep? This is what I did a couple of nights ago. And one mistake after another happened! This card was supposed to look like this: Bucky the Bunny (sneak peek) with one balloon (colored with Copic markers) and a stamped ground with Vicki's Versatile background, followed by sponging in the same color of caramel, a colored cotton tail colored with a white gel pen, a sponged sky with the scene mounted on pumpkin cs and mounted on white cs with bunny paw prints, and then finally mounted on a pumpkin card base. That's it. Maybe some ribbon.



So, this is how the story goes. LOL!

1. I was too lazy to mask Bucky and his balloon, so I sponged some sky on his perfectly colored, shaded balloon. I tried to cover it up with darkening the coloring. Bad mistake. It was too late to mask anything to stamp another balloon, so I stamped the back of dsp for the balloon.
2. Since I used the lighter shade of dsp, I had to make to blend in more so it wasn't obvious why I had used the dsp balloon. You guessed it. I added just a tad, not too much, of the same dsp on the base of the card.
3. I somehow ended up with a smudge on Buck, so I added a bow.
4. The bow was in an odd spot. I could have wrapped the ribbon all around, but I didn't want to cover more of Bucky up, especially with his cute cotton tail! So, I added some brads in hopes of making it look "more even".
5. At this point, I saw one more mistake that I did't think would ruin the card in my eyes. And I was finally too tired to come up with a reasonable cover-up. LOL!

So, has this ever happened to you.... daytime or nighttime? Do you try and fix it with cover-ups or start over?

Please tell me I'm not the only one making mistakes and covering them up :)

5 comments:

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a cute card, Jen! I'm laughing because this happens to me all the time. When I'm lucky, the fix actually adds more interest and looks better than it would have originally. When all else fails, I turn the c/s over and use the other side :) A lot of people would be surprised it they took the cards apart and could see the back side, lol.

Cathy Indelicato said...

I never would have known and yes, I think we all do the same thing!!!

Jennifer E. said...

Been there, done that! Mistakes or not Jen, this card turned out very cute!

Sue said...

Me - Nope, I never mess up when I stamp....not. Your covers look good - I really like the 2nd balloon!

Charlene said...

Your card is adorable no matter what trail it took to get there....and are you ever telling my story. Don't you HATE it when a creation you've sweated over is finally done and THEN you get a smudge on it??? grrrrr...

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