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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Stars shining bright --- Take two

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.

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely dreamy card Heidi, the addition of the stars is so effective. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nikki. I love those additional stars as well.

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  2. Very pretty card and well rescued! Beautiful stars and background. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sue. I'm just glad the card didn't sit in a huge puddle of coffee.

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  3. Way to recover from a spill ... the end result is stunning ... so very glad you joined us at in the Great Outdoors at Jingle Belles.

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    1. Thank you very much, Stef. My heart stopped for a moment when the cup spilled.

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  4. A beautiful card, and so much gorgeous texture in various forms! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jodene. I had such fun salvaging this card.

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  5. Way to go with rescuing and 'renovating' your card! I've had spill-incidents as well, and my response is usually not quite so 'tame'! Your card is absolutely lovely! The sponged background showcases the deer silhouette beautifully, and those stars...shimmery and shiny indeed. Thank you for sharing your 'shine' inspired card at Inkspirational Challenges!
    ~c

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    1. Thank you very much, Carol. My first reaction wasn't exactly entirely positive but when I saw that the damage was reasonably minimal my instinct was to salvage rather than bemoan my fate. And I'm actually liking the results of this "new" card better than the original. So it's definitely all good.

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  6. I'm back to add a second omment: Thank you for sharing your card in the ATSM Gallery!
    ~c

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  7. Wow, Heidi, this is beautiful! I love the contrast of the 'clean', bold, stamped deer against the textured bricks and shiny stars. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine. I'm really pleased with this version as well.

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  8. Stunning card! Love your paste wall and starry night sky! you are good at creating mixed media card! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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    1. Thanks so much, Wei. I don't do a lot of mixed media cards but enjoy those that I create.

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  9. Lovely winter scene with the deer you have created on your card. And lots of shine too!
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Shine" challenge.
    Pia xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the comments, Pia.

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  10. This is such a beauty, from design to colors, to those glittery stars :) thank you for sharing with ATSM

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    1. Thank you, Deepti. I really appreciate your comments.

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  11. oh ♥WOW♥! that is so utterly fabulous, i love everything about this gorgeous card! thanks for joining us JINGLE BELLES in "the great outdoors"! ♥WOW

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren. You're definitely good for my ego.

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