I loved making that card yesterday. It was simple but had a lot of WOW to it. So how do you think I felt when I spilled some coffee on it? If you guessed that I was horrified, you'd be right. Luckily the coffee spilled across the bottom of the card and didn't touch the image area. The sentiment was stained beyond recognition. But it's easy to stamp a sentiment.
So I had to look for some positives. I don't like to stay upset over something but would rather find a way to either salvage what I can or at the very least, pat myself on the back and tell myself that at least I took a photo of it. Luckily I was able to do both.
Since the image portion of the card was unsplattered and still looked wonderful, I quickly cut it out. I had plans for that arched portion. It seemed like the perfect time to use some of my modelling paste again, especially with that brick wall stencil. So I proceeded to mix some of the modelling paste with a drop of my Basic Grey re-inker. One drop was enough to give it a grey tinge without making it dark. Since I planned to make a brick arch on a piece of Island Indigo cardstock, I wanted to keep it lighter but not fully white.
I used the inside of the arch that I had cut out of the stencil I had made to block the sky and snow for my one-layer card. The inside was exactly the size of my salvaged image piece and so I used it as my mask around which I would apply the modelling paste. That was an easy job. The hard part was staying patient while it dried.
When it finally dried I was able to fit the image piece into the "brick" arch perfectly. I decided to add some stars that I cut from Silver Foil with my Confetti Stars punch. I glued a few over some of the embossed stars and then filled some of the less starry areas with the stars as well. The combination of foil stars and embossed stars actually looked even better than the original. Don't you just love it when that happens?
Because the image plus the brick work took more room than the original, I didn't have as much room for my sentiment as I did with the one-layer card and so used the "peace & joy" from the Good Greetings stamp set instead. I heat embossed that using Silver Embossing powder and then added white highlights around the letters using my White Signo pen.
The base cardstock for my card is Naturals White. As a finishing touch I added a few of the foil confetti stars to each side of the sentiment. I have to say, spilling that coffee certainly ended up with a gorgeous card.
I've decided to enter my card into a challenge that has the prompt word "Shine". With all those new foil stars and the silver embossing I think my card really does shine. Check out the Inkspirational Challenges.
I also decided to enter the card into the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge where anything goes this week.
And, of course, it's a natural for the Jingle Belles Challenge which is for "The Great Outdoors".
Finally, I'm entering my card in the Just Add Ink Challenge because of all the wonderful texture I've added with the bricks.