Card gone wrong!

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Good morning you crazy card making crafters! Have you ever had an idea in mind and just MESSED it up? Well I had every intention of following the instructions for Jennifer McGuire’s “Night Time Lights” card from Monday’s Online Card Class. But that didn’t turn out just right. When that happens you move onto plan B!

If you haven’t purchased these online card classes, I have to say they are worth every penny. They started Monday but don’t worry all the classes are online. If you are interested here is the link. Now, on to the card making mess.

Card details

  • Start with an A2 card base. Ink blend it with any colors you want. I used Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Prized Ribbon, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio.
  • Next, according to the class you take a small finger dauber, load it up with white pigment ink and press down and swipe up. The hope is you are creating something that looks like Northern Lights. Well….yeah-NO.
  • Mine looked like crap. So I continued to add some ink smushing, silver splatters, Peacock Distress Spray, Shimmer Spray. Pretty much everything in the kitchen sink.
  • Then I got discouraged, set it aside and returned a few hours later after binge watching Netflix.
  • I decided to return to the scene of the crime. I was through messing around. I cut the YOU sentiment from Memory Box Glitter Paper.
  • Then I cut 4 more out of white card stock. Why, you ask? Because that is what Jennifer would do! It’s all about the dimension!!
  • These were glued together with Gina Connect Glue. Put an acrylic block on top and move on.
  • I cut the word miss from the same Concord & 9th die set.
    I inked it with Peacock Feathers.
  • I cut a banner from vellum with Gina K’s Master Lay Out 2 dies.
  • I also used both rectangles from this set to cut out the messed up panel and a slightly larger panel from Concord & 9th Oceanside card stock.
  • The word miss was adhered to the vellum banner. This was adhered on top of the big sentiment.
  • The sentiment was adhered to the mess panel.
  • The mess panel was adhered to the Oceanside card stock.
  • I added a bit of bling with the Kat Scrappiness Midnight Sky Pearl Mix. And a shimmer pen to the word mess (I mean MISS).

Anyway, at this point I was happy with it and I hope you like it too. I think it’s important to walk away from your craft room at times. Allow your mind to rest and remember this is your creation so do what you want. Card making is a creative release and if it’s not feeling like that, take a break.

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