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Thursday, May 30, 2013

By theTide

Did you ever botch a card up SO bad that you didn't want to share the link to the original card because you were too embarrassed.  The original designer of this card is Julie at "Stamp with Julie Gearinger."  Julie, if you ever see this I just want to say to you, I'm SO sorry.  That is all I can say.  Now you can hop on over to her blog and see her fabulous card.  

I had trouble getting the inks to move with the straw.  I even got dizzy trying! LOL  My blotting of the inks made the colors become muted and joined more together.  This was a very disappointing adventure to say the least.  The card is for my nephew and I'm still going to send it to him.  But he is NEVER going to get the link to the original card!!! LOL  

The sets I used to make this card are "By the Tide" and "Curly Cute."  The stamping was easy, getting that ink to flow was a nightmare, as you can tell!  I may give this technique another try and see if I can't get the ink to flow better.  I have no idea what I was doing wrong but it is worth one more try.  At least for Julie's sake!!! LOL 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Stampin Deva said...


I love you version!!!

Jan said...

I think it turned out quite lovely! You are way too hard on yourself!

christi said...

hi, did you use glossy card stock? i still like the effect of yours. keep playing. we learn lots from trial and more trial!

Anonymous said...

I like your card also, Wanda. I see nothing wrong with it. I did wonder if maybe you should have used glossy card stock. I have never tried this technique. I'm sure that your nephew will enjoy getting it.


Julie Gearinger said...


I love your card!! You are definitely too hard on yourself :-) I had to hold the straw vertically and blow really hard (almost passed out as well) plus my paper had a bit of a glossy finish - not sure if you used glossy paper or not :-) Thanks for the honor of casing my card and again, I love your version as well!!