Sunday, December 7, 2014

Almost a Disaster!

I wasn't even working on this at midnight, but I started off by stamping on the wrong side for how the card opened.  At least that was easy to fix--just cut off the card front & used it as a panel.  The butterfly from PTI Quilled Elegance was stamped in Distress Ink salty ocean. Then I used my water brush to go over the image, as shown by Alexandra.  I added a bit of festive berries touching the brush directly to the pad--also learned from Alexandra's post.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped with StazOn.  I added the little butterflies, embossed them in white & added a touch of the blue ink with my brush since CAS(E) this Sketch provided my layout inspiration. 

Next was making the glitter frame for this week's PTI MIM challenge.  I used Score tape attaching all 4 pieces without adding glitter since I wanted to use translucent gel medium with my SSS Falling Snow stencil.  Of course I should have done that first & then glittered each strip of the frame as I attached it.  I was able to fix the adhesive, but didn't think of the fact that you need to use colored glitter with Score tape.  I added Stickles & it still looked terrible. Finally cut strips of Elizabeth Craft double sided paper which I attached to white cardstock strips & then added my EC Cool Highlight glitter.  This is the neatest stuff!  It goes on fairly dull & becomes extremely sparkly & smooth as you burnish it with your finger & it won't rub off.  Wish you could see it in real life. Anyway, the card is saved & ready to mail tomorrow to a friend who loves butterflies. I'm also entering the SSS Flickr challenge to use a stencil. Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!

24 comments:

  1. I like the bright blue in your sparkly frame! All of your hard work and repair paid off, your friend will love it!

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  2. Oh my...you finished and this is so so beautiful too. I have had cards where they just never seem to come together with all my mistakes but I never give up either and look at your amazing creation...I love it. I also need to check out the paper you are talking about...I don't mind the mess of glitter at all but it still sounds so nice.

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  3. I think it is so cool to your success with heat embossing. I always thought it was more trouble than it is worth but you make it look so beautiful. It is a gorgeous card! I am embarrassed to say that I still have unpacked my craft room yet but I am going to try to start working on it this week - that's if I get some presents wrapped first. I hope you had a great weekend!

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  4. love the soft texture, framed sentiment & flowers. beautiful! :)

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  5. Great save and a really interesting card. Thanks for sharing your process with us. Its great.

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  6. I've done that so many times...used the wrong side or upside down. Well you saved it and it's gorgeous! Love the strips of smooth glitter. Beautiful!

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  7. So very pretty Greta! Love the shimmery frame! Great recovery!

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  8. What a great save. I'm so glad you told us about stamping on the wrong side. I have done that too! The sparkly strips came out so pretty and I love those embossed white butterflies.

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  9. Love this unique and beautiful card, Greta! That sparkly frame is gorgeous! Thank you for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  10. Beautiful, Greta! It turned out great in spite of all your unexpected issues. Need to check out that glitter as it looks so shimmery.

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  11. So pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  12. So delicate and pretty with lots of glitter and shine! And, great take on the sketch!:-)

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  13. This is so pretty, I like how u did the glitter frame :)

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  14. you never fail to impress me with your take on the MIM techniques, greta... this is no exception! so very pretty (and a great save, too!)!

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  15. Way to go on the saves! Very pretty card.

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  16. What a beautiful and modern looking take on the sketch Greta!

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  17. What a beautiful card for the challenge the blue is absolutely beautiful!!

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  18. So pretty, I just love the sparkle!

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  19. Beautifully done, Greta! Your friend will love this one.

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  20. Beautifully framed ~ great use of our sketch this week! Thanks so much for sharing at CTS!

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  21. It turned out great and the glitter frame is so neat, Greta! I had a hard time fiddling with the strips at MIM!

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  22. Those cards that we manage to rescue from booboos certainly turn out to be loved, hey? I love the frame!

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  23. WOO HOOO!!! I'm beyond thrilled that you rescued this gorgeous, sparkly, fabulous card from various 'potential' mishaps, because I LOVE, LOVE and LOVE it. You should have seen me happy dancing when I took ti from the envelope; I gave it a major hug (gently, of course) and right now it's ready to travel with me so I can show my mom. THANK YOU immensely..and the biscotti recipe...oh my! I'll be buying ingredients and trying those out asap! You're awesome!
    Hugs~c

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