Thursday, July 17, 2014


Sending Good Thoughts

The main image panel for this card really came about as a screw up from the card on this project. On that particular project I was looking for a smoother transition between the colors. But when I tried to take the ink pads directly to the DSP the DSP kept sticking to the ink pad and not letting go. I was getting pretty irritated. So the piece for this card sat on my work table for a couple of weeks.

  • Pool Party card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Watercolor Wonder DSP 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Stazon
  • Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Chevron Border Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Brights Buttons, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Vanilla Smooch Spritz
Then one day as I was cleaning up I decided to turn it into a card. Because, after all, the piece did look pretty cool. So first I took a spray bottle and sprayed the card stock with some water and dried it with my Heat Tool. That created all the little splotches that you see. Then I sprayed it with some Vanilla Smooch Spritz to give it some more splotches as well as some sparkle. I stamped the greeting in the lower left hand corner in Stazon ink. Finally I was ready to stick it down onto some Whisper White card stock with Glue Stick.
I wanted to add even more glimmer to the card so I took some scraps of Silver Glimmer Paper and punched it with the Chevron Border Punch. I took just the chevron pieces and glued them into the upper right hand corner of the panel with 2-Way Glue Pen.

I wrapped the panel a couple times with some Whisper White Baker's Twine and tied it into a knot. Then I threaded the twine through a Brights button and tied it into a bow.

Then I just stick this panel onto the card front with some Stampin' Dimensionals. Not bad for a piece I was irritated with and ready to throw away.

Do you have pieces that you get frustrated with and set aside then later find the perfect use for them?


  1. Truly amazing background Amanda.

  2. You made lemonade from some sour lemons. Love the effect. Great card.

  3. This is so beautiful. Would never have thought of it as a mistake because you turned it into such a lovely card. And the shimmer mist really brings out the shine!