Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Good, and the Ugly

Wanna see my ugliest card ever? I didn't really have a plan when I started my sweathearts Valentine's card. I just went for it. And altho I love Tim Holtz seasonal papers, it didn't help. Usually if I don't like how a card is coming out, I just keep at it, scrumage thru my stash and usually find something that can save it. But nothing could save this catastrophy. I absolutely hate how this came out. Yuk yuk yuk.

 Actually while working on my ugly card, I had intended to try a new technique of distress crackle painting a deboss. See here. Tammy suggested how awesome it looked using the woodgrain folder.  I was so excitted to try it, I kept forgetting to ink and dry the paper first. I tried 5 different papers. Talk about Duhhhh! The crackle paint becomes a resist and so can't be inked afterwards. Well I ran out of crackle :(   It didn't go so well, and I ditched the idea and made the ugly card.....can't win this one. The whole thing made me wonder if I should just run out and get my DH a card from the store - yes, I actually concidered it!

 Luckily for me I had a brain storm the morning of Valentines Day. My DH's favourite Valentine's joke is : What did the lumberjack say to his sweetheart? Wooood you be my Valentine! So this suggestion to use distress crackle on the woodgrain was a great idea. I could use that with his fav joke.

So in the end, here's the card he received: I made my own ornie, used newspaper to cut individual letters for the sentiment. To be like a ransom note. Also used one of the 5 I had forgotten to ink up, a different embossing folder for the frame, and a Nestibilities die for the heart wreath. Wheeewwww, Finally!

Fan of Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp

That's it for today....lots to clean up at the craft table!
Challenge: Studio L3 - Grungy Monday

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