Thursday, 16 May 2013

From disaster to recovery - teal flower border card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a good day, perhaps with a bit of sun even to brighten things up for you :)

There's a story of disaster behind this card. The original intention was to create a card for the current Less Is More Challenge. That is to create a one layer card with a coloured card blank ... not so difficult, surely? Teal cardstock seemed a good colour choice and the plan was to create a panel of white embossed flowers with a bit of a twist, colour in the petals using a toning marker. This produces the effect of darkening the petals just a shade or so. All went well, the colouring worked and the panel looked good. Then disaster struck. I stamping the sentiment skew whiff ...grrr!!! That will teach me to use the thingamajig for stamping straight!

After my knee jerk reaction, i.e. tossing it in the bin, I had a think and it occurred to me that not all was lost. The panel at least could be rescued and used to decorate a white card base. Result, a nice little thank you card. That's paper string tied round the top - available for pennies from The Works in Ayr :)


  • 4" square white card base; teal smooth card (Papermill Direct); 
  • Dawn Bibby Designs Flower & Leaf stamp set; VersaMark; Docrafts Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder; turquoise ProMarker - to colour in the flower petals; 
  • Crafty Stamps Thank You stamp; Memories black ink pad; 
  • teal paper string from stash
Not sure I'm up to having another attempt at the LIM challenge ... I think I know when I'm beaten :(

I'm not sure that this qualifies as a snippet card. After all, the flower panel did start off as part of a card made from a new sheet of card! So I won't be rushing over to Pixie's playground for fear of being expelled :) 

I find, to my surprise, I have a couple of birthday cards to make this month, one for a brother and the other for one of my granddaughters. Not sure why I'm surprised, after all these same birthdays are an annual event! 

I'd better be off and think about those cards then :)

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


  1. That was an effective rescue mission. And gets into the playground as well!

  2. GOOD SAVE Elizabeth, and a stunning card for your efforts.

  3. Hi Elizabeth, Well you came good in the end this is fabulous xx

  4. A happy accident indeed! You have ended up with a gorgeous card! Birthdays sneak up on me too! Thanks again for the lovely book and gorgeous card! xx

  5. Wonderful rescue operation Elizabeth, I really love this :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. so stunning Elizabeth.i love the as design and gorgeous teal colour :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Great rescue...this is SO pretty. I read on one blog, that if the sentiment is not 'straight', the blogger overstamps it, as though she meant it to be that way! I've never been that brave. I usually notice the slant after I photograph it-it looks wonky, then I look at the card, and it looks ok -- sometimes. Maybe it's my eyes? TFS & Hugs

  8. I'd say it was a very happy accident - and should be in the Playground 'cos you only used a snippet of the original card.

    As you know, we have few 'rools' - it makes for more fun rather than not allowing this and that :)

    Still time to link - the gates are open until noon - or even link in tomorrow for the new week.

    Hugs, Di xx


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