Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Strut your stuff!





I turned a goof- up into a good thing with this card. While I was measuring my 12X12 piece of cardstock, I somehow overlooked my measuring point on my Scor Pal! I didn't notice the error until I cut my card stock on my paper trimmer!!! I was really mad at myself at first and then I calmed down and said to myself "you are going to USE IT as it is" and that is what I did! The card face is shorter(3 1/2 X 5 1/2) and the rear is the standard card size ....to this day I don't know how I messed up the measurements!! Anyhow, after I jazzed the card up, I was pleased with the results! To give the card some balance, I cut a piece of DP (Glitz Paper Co.) and used my scallop scissors for a decorative border. Then I attached the DP to the inside of the card and layered a smaller piece of c/s to the DP for a finished inside look. The scalloped border serves as an decorative edge.
The card front's DP is by the Glitz Company and I used White c/s to mat it. Both stamps and sentiment are from the Odd Bird Planet (formally Just Johanna's). I stamped the flamingo and floral flourish on an imaging sheet using my thing-a-ma-jig. Then I lined up the imaging sheet on the oval shaped c/s and stamped both of the images. I colored in the images with my Copic Markers and embellished with extra fine glitter. Although it sounds like it was a lot of work, once I "got into it" everything came together rather quickly and I was pleased with the outcome!

Details:
stamp and sentiment: Odd Bird Planet, c/s Papertrey Ink and Bazzill Black and Rose Shimmer, DP Glitz Paper Co., Spellbinders oval templates, inks Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers, flowers SU and Prima, ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon, scallop scissors, paper pierce tool, brads and Dew Drops


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

28 comments:

Allison said...

Very cool! I have screwed up like this myself (even with all the bestest of tools!). I will have to remember your fix! Cheers!

Lologrl said...

LOL!!!! Your "error" turned into a real beauty, girl!!! I am delightfully pleased as well. You did a great job pulling through!!!

Big Hugs,
Jen

Danyelle Kessler said...

I would have never known it was a goof up. I love the shortened, scalloped front side and that is a cute JJ stamp.

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the image and the papers are gorgeous

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness... I'd say that was a GREAT mistake!

Annapurna said...

Wow! Did they turn out really nice or what. Love the colors and images.
I never throw away my boo boos. I either fix somehow or use pieces of it on something else.

2 Worlds said...

You see actually worked it out great !

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers!! I love your card. If you didn't tell me about the goof up I would have never known. The colours are great too.

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers!! I love your card. If you didn't tell me about the goof up I would have never known. The colours are great too.

Tina said...

Awesome! I love the colors.

Maria said...

Well, Malieta. . .your mistake ended up to be a beautiful mistake!! I love the colors, the patterns, and how you decorated the inside too! Beautiful job!

Maria

Deb Neerman said...

Oh. My. Gosh!! Just when I think I've seen the most beautiful project ever from you, you pull ANOTHER one outta your bag o'tricks!

This is just sensational, Risa ... and I love how you turned your cutting "accident" in to a such a positive, unique feature!!

YKYR!!!

~Hugzzzzzzzzz

KAP said...

Way to turn a mistake in to something amazing! I love your card!

Kathy said...

These are really cute!!!! I constantly make goofs like that--I mismeasure, score incorrectly, cut wrong, etc all the time!

My Paper World said...

I love it when fabulous designs are created by "accident"!!!
It turned out just beautiful Malieta! xx

Alexandra said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous mess-up, my friend, I think they turned out fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lauren said...

WOW! Incredible, fun and stunning. That flamingo just rocks!

Rita said...

These cards came out awesome Risa! A goof isn't always that bad sometimes, it makes us think of alternatives don't you think? Great job!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Your stamping style is amazing! I just love it!

:-)

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, fabulous colours, images and the insides are just stunning!

Barb W said...

Good save! Taking those lemons and making lemonade! The cards are lovely, the colors are great.I love the title...'strut your stuff'. Go on now! TFS

Teri said...

I love this card! It turned out beautiful just like all of your cards. Great "save"...I guess we all have our days huh! Thanks for sharing how you saved your card!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

OMG! These are probably my favorite cards that you have ever made, and that's really saying something! These are amazing! What a happy accident, because the card is beyond fantastic! You are an artist, my friend! WOW!

stampmonkey said...

Gotta love those 'happy accidents' -- this card turned out stunning! You did a great job on the inside of it as well. Very beautiful.

Theresa said...

Great fix. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your colors and the embellishments are spot on.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuuuu! I just love it when a slip up turns into an incredible idea like this. What a work of art. I love the front being shorter. The layout with the ovals & flowers is HOT and the attention to detail on the inside makes it super pretty! Thanks for the awesome inspiration, :0)

Ila said...

Well this ended up being Totally Beautiful!! I love the colors and dimension!!

Smriti said...

You are a genius Risa! Turning your loss into your gain :). I like your layout so much that I think I'm going to make a card like that!