Monday, June 18, 2012

Listen to that Little Voice!!

Do you ever hear that little voice in your head??  The one that tells you, "Don't do that!  You'll be sorry if you do!"  I heard that little voice today, and I'm sorry to say I didn't heed the advice it gave.  I was making a card for the MOJO Monday #246 challenge and things were going very well!  I had attempted the brayer again, after a few months where I didn't have the nerve to give it another go.  (The last attempt a using a brayer had a sad result!)  I was really pleased with the way the background looked.  The colours were going together well, the images were solid and well-stamped!  Yay!  Then....I decided I needed a sentiment, and I was going to stamp it right on the background!  I know how risky that is, and the little voice was getting bigger and bigger: "Don't do it! Don't do it! DON'T DO IT!"  But did I listen?  No!  And at first, everything was okay!  I didn't overink the sentiment stamp with the new format stamp pad, the image stamped straight and clean! "HA!" I thought to myself, "What's all the fuss?  Nailed it!"  Ah, but pride goeth before a fall, and after I adhered the panels to the card base, I turned it over to burnish a little to get good adherence.  I turned it back to the front.....and HORROR!  The ink had smudged on the sentiment!  So, a word to the wise, from someone with a sad tale to tell,  give your ink from the new pads a bit longer to dry than you are used to!  So I had to do the old "cover-up" technique and it all turned out okay in the end.  It's like Sonny in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" would say.  "It will be okay in the end.  If it isn't, it's not the end!"

Here's the card:



I used the Just Believe stamp set, because it seemed perfect for this layout:


I am also entering it in The Paper Players 100th Challenge party!  I chose the same sketch as Ann Schach, because her card was so inspiring.  It was Challenge #16!


I used all the new In Colours for 2012-14 in this card.  I used Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit for the background of the vertical panel using the brayer.  Gumball Green was the card base and also one of the circle stamps, and Midnight Muse for the silhouette and the mattes for the panels.  The DSP is from a Simply Scrapping Kit. 



So there it is.  Hope you like it! And always heed the "Little Voice"!

10 comments :

Carol Maynard said...

I love the colors!! Plus... one of my favorite sets!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the tip on the new ink pads. I think your card is gorgeous! The cover-up works.

Tamara said...

Very pretty! Loving the background!

Playwriter said...

Me, too, Carol. It's one of my go-to sets in all sorts of situations! And the main sentiment is one of my mottos: Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Playwriter said...

Thanks, Andrea. I'll have to try and remember my own tips in the future!:s

Playwriter said...

Thanks, Tamara! You showed me how!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Gorgeous card!

Playwriter said...

Thanks, Lisa!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the color behind the silhouette! So many fabulous details from the bling to the twine. And thanks for the sweetness...I'm glad you found my card inspiring :) Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I loved reading your post as I have been in that same boat many times! Argh! I love the beautiful shading you used to create the background. Wow! Thanks so much fr joining us t the Paper Players ths week! :)