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Monday, July 28, 2008


I can not even begin to tell you all that went wrong while making this card!!!

Imagine if you will a white card, just a half a sheet of card stock folded in half. And at the bottom right corner was the flower pictured on this card. It was in the apricot oval. Just sitting there in the lower right corner. Nothing more on the card. I just wanted to make a very simple "thank you" card. On the inside I was going to use the little "thanks" from the Stampin' Up! set "Everyday Flexible Phrases." That was all I wanted. Something just simple and the "thanks" on the inside would say it all. But it turned out SO ugly I couldn't even take a picture of it. SO I cut the flower off the corner and layered it with the decorative papers and card stock.

Then I made a larger layer that went the long way on the card. It was about 3/4" from the top and bottom. I set the flower layer on top and it looked awful. SO long and out of place. So I cut it down. Well, in doing that the proportion wasn't right for the flower layer. I ended up cutting another layer the same size as the flower one and going that route. Oh but I forgot to tell you. Before I had the long layers on and the flower just sitting there on top I had stamped "thanks" on white and punched it out. Then I punched out a larger circle using the decorative paper. And I layered those on top of a piece of Regal Rose I had used the scallop punch on. UGH!!! And then I had the audacity to try to get the scalloped layer to work with these two layers you see on the card. Another BIG UGH!!! LOL

I decided to tie on some ribbon and add the words directly onto the decorative paper and I was much happier with how this turned out. The behind the scenes stuff gets to be pretty intense sometimes and in the photo it looks like it was just simple and sweet!!!! Pictures can be deceiving!!! LOL

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Anne Marie Peterson said...

Well, it turned out to be a gorgeous card!! Very, very pretty. Hugs, Anne Marie

Unknown said...

Your end product is beautiful, what if you moved the oval to the center of the card next time and just off set the word thanks a tad to the right? Just an idea for the simple card you started out with.
Happy Stamp Day!

Daisydaze said...'s nice to hear that even great stampers have their moments. But, you certainly can't tell anything went wrong by looking at this beautiful card! Thanks for the visual and the smile!

Lynette said...

Oh, I know how that goes!!! At least the end result was a beautiful card, even if it took forever!

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

I really like this card. I imagine it looked very plain just on white?
This however, is lovely.

Dorothy said...

Really pretty card Wanda!!!

kat said...

What a story! And one we've all been through, probably more than we want to admit! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, though. Who woulda thunk?

Charlene H. said...

Considering all the trouble this card gave you it sure turned out beautiful. I really like this one!

ChrissyM said...

Your card is very pretty. I have had times where I made the card and it's perfect in my head then on paper I hate it and as I change it I keep making it worse. Love the way your card came out, I really can't picture you creating anything "bad"