Happy Friday, peeps! Have you ever gone through the creative process to make a card and you were thwarted every step of the way? That's how it seemed with this "interesting" card today! Before I elaborate, here's the card; it's note card size, so how much could go wrong, right?
So the Christmas Kickstart challenge is "Hatty Christmas", and the FMS sketch is pretty interesting:
So I had the idea to make the bottom portion of the sketch a Santa hat! I took a notecard and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder, then cut a panel of Riding Hood Red and sponged it with some Cherry Cobbler ink to give it some depth, and that's where things began to go wrong. :
No matter how careful I am, I always manage to get ink of my fingers, and in this case, I smudged red ink on to the white background in a couple of spots. Grrrr. I covered it as well as I could with a white gel pen. Next, I freehand-cut some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to create a brim, then added some little diecut holly leaves and an enamel dot for a berry. My pompom was punched with small scallop punch. Then I added a sentiment:
Of course, I was too lazy to get out my Riding Hood Red ink, so I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler...not a good match. By this time I was getting frustrated, but I pushed on. I stamped the inside with another sentiment from the same set, this time I reached for the Real Red ink pad...really????:
Then when I went to photograph it, I realized that as I cleaned my stamp, the cleaner spritzed all over the inside of my card. So I decided to stamp a few little tiny snowflakes inside to cover them up, and OF COURSE I got another BIG red splotch of ink on the inside. I mean BIG! I gave up and just stamped another panel and adhered it on top of the mess. Finally, when I was writing my post, John came in and said "That does NOT look like a Santa hat, it looks like an hourglass!" SO.....I hope that the patient understanding soul who receives this card will say, "Oh look, how cute! A SANTA HAT!" LOL! Thanks for walking through my disastrous process with me! For fun, I am linking this up to the Krafty Chicks Challenge of Christmas, as well as the Christmas in July theme for Shopping our Stash!
Stay cool, thanks for popping in and enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Santa Claus (Close to My Heart)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (ret), Call Me Clover (ret), Mad 4 Plaid Christmas DSP (Photoplay), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer|
|Ink||Cherry Cobbler, Real Red|
|Accessories||Dimensionals, Christmas Enamel Dot (ret)|
|Tools||Big Shot, Layering Oval Dies, Quilt Builder Die (ret), 7/8" Scallop Punch (ret), Snowflake EF (Darice)|