Friday, 29 July 2011

Catalogue of Errors......

................with a happy ending!

To say this card evolved is an understatement!  

I started with my flower.  I love gerberas and the Daisies Bigz Die makes super large flowers.   I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler and Real Red card and layered up the petals so you could see both colours.  The center is the punched out circle from the Cherry Cobbler middle layer, covered it with Crystal Effects with a pinch of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  

So far so good but I'm a bit impatient and this is where the errors started. 

1. Dropped the center face down onto the flower.  
2. Rescued center but splodge of glitter on petal.
3. Decided to cover up said petal with half a Top Note in Real Red found in my scrap folder.  
4. Decided to decorate Top Note with Play Date Designer Series Paper.
5. Being frugal only cut enough to cover half of Top Note Bigz Die.
6. Realised I'd covered wrong half and ended up with a piece too small! Doh
7. Repeated step 5 but made sure it was length ways this time, trimmed just inside stitched       design to fit mount.
8. Decided to make it a pocket and leave top open for flower. 
9. Tried sentiment out on Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, finally settled on Real Red. 
10. Used "Just For You" stamp from Afterthoughts for sentiment. 
11. Inked "Just " using Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamped.  
12. Inked "for you" same way and used Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up.
13. Rounded corners on one end using 3/16" Corner Small punch.
14. Created tail effect by lining up tag in one corner of 1 3/8" Square Extra-Large punch.
15. Mounted tag with dimensionals.
16. Camera out of battery looked for old camera, took lots of photos showing flower in and out.
17.  Noticed paper is upside down on Top Note flower container!! Grrrrr
18.  Start over, repeated step 5 and step 7 and pieced on top.
19.  Added a scallop trim using Scallop Edge Border punch to finish off top edge.
20.  Finally finished re took photos, light not so good battery ran out.  

After all that glad to say I have a card to show. Here's photos showing the flower in and out of the holder and I thought you could put a gift card behind the flower perhaps even attach it to the gift card as decoration. 

I'm entering my card into Casual Fridays Challenge Blog which is to make a CAS card 4" by 9" size.  Also, Friday Mashup, this week is to make a card using the colours Turquoise, Red  and Black and/or to use a handmade flower.  My turquoise is in the designer paper. 

Thanks for bearing with me if you've reached the bottom of this post.  A big Hi goes out to Jewel thanks for deciding to follow me, hope you pop by often. x 


Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a cool layout! Your flower is awesome and really pops! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Friday Mashup!

Suze Bain said...

My goodness Aileen, what a saga! Lol. Let me just say:
1. Love, love that flower.
2. Great idea to make it a gift card holder.
3. Great colour scheme
Hee, hee, xx

Violets Corner said...

He he, crafting has it's ups and downs! Love the design of the card Aileen, it's gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

Well it was well worth all the effort Aileen as it's just brilliant! I love the way you've made the gerbera. xx

Kasey said...

oh Aileen, have you been watching the way I craft and copying me? made me laugh so much because those are the mistakes I usually make!

I have a little saying. A mistake is merely a creative opportunity! so all those things that went wrong, you'll eventually use in other projects and this project certainly has that WOW factor! Stunning layered flower.

Thanks for entering your comedy of errors in our Friday Mashup challenge this week and Good Luck!
Kasey ~ in Oz

Vicky Hayes said...

You are funny Aileen! It turned out beautifully after all that! Re your comment about the pearls - what's the worst that can happen if you use up your embellishments? You just get some more! Vx

Teresa Kline said...

how cool is this, so clever and I luv the flower...daisies are a favorite of mine too!

enjoy *~*

Faith A said...

What a catalogue of errors, (but funny) and ends up with a fabulous card.

Lisa said...

You'd never guess looking at this card that it gave you a bit of trouble. Its fantastic and that flower is super cool!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Karen said...

Oh wow I love that flower. Thanks for playing along with the friday mashup.

Alanna Harris said...

love the bright colours with the black card base...eyecatching!!

Dana said...

Well for a lot of supposed errors, this is perfect for the CAS-ual Friday challenge! Fun, funky and clever.

Holly said...

OMG you should like me on most stamping days... I say mistakes can always be covered up and I always tell my girls there are 2 sides to ever piece of card stock! But looking at it you'd never know you had all those issues.. It came out great! Thanks for joining us this week for our First Fan Favorite Challenge at the Friday Mashup!

Laurie said...

How fun is this? I love that bright bold flower! THanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a lovely and creative card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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