Monday, April 23, 2007

More Mother's Day!

Have you ever had a card take a tragic turn for the worst, only
to be salvaged from the brink of destruction? This is one of those cards.
It was 2 seconds away from getting tossed in the CIRCULAR FILE.
I was having a bad SMEAR night...I've been using Stampin Up Ultrasmooth white cardstock, which I love. But I'm short on patience and rarely leave enough drying time. I markered in the sweet (GRRRR) little red flowers, and then proceded to smear the marker all over the edge of my image. Which resulted in me having to cut around all the edges of the image to salvage it.

This is an example of paper piecing; stamping your apron image once on the white cardstock, then again on the red gingham cardstock. Cut out the apron center and adhere to the card, to get the fabric-look.

The stamp images and the red gingham (Earthy Paper Pad)are all from from Crafty Secrets/Clearartstamps. The apron stamp is from the "Kitchen Classics" set, and the sentiment is from the "Card Sentiments" set. I re-arranged the sentiment; the real sentiment is " I couldn't forget, whatever I'd do, to remember this day that belongs to you. I just inked up some of the words to come up with my own saying...ahh the beauty of clear acrylics! Lining them up is a breeze because you can see where you're placing the words!


HB said...

LOL! I know what you mean about having a creation on the brink of the circular file and then having that last minute save! This is such a wonderful card - perfect for that special Mom!!

chelemom said...

Such a sweet card! I was also having one of those nights! I was using an old SU! set that has a cup of coffee! I heat embossed it 4 times before I got it right...long story!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

You have far more patience than I smears always end up in the circular file! Great card, I love all your Crafty Secrets creations!

Vicki C said...

Fantastic Card! Super Cute! and... love your banner too!