Reject – Can you Relate?

For the first several years as a papercrafter I couldn’t stand the idea that something would be thrown in the garbage because I made a big mistake on my project.  The Dutch in me just wouldn’t allow it.  I eventually realized though, that to become good at crafting I had to allow myself to experiment and even throw out bits of cardstock because I had ruined it.

I was very close to doing that exact thing with this card.  I had the image stamped, heat embossed, bleached… it was all good, until I stamped my sentiment!  It did not stamp clearly 🙁 So without pulling out my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I did what my lazy self likes to do… I eyeballed it and stamped it again.  No surprise here, but I ended up with a double vision sentiment.  This is where I contemplated throwing it in the garbage but I decided to try to change it into a ghosting/ shadow technique.  So I pulled out my White Gel Pen (retired) and added some lines around the word in hopes of covering up the double black lines and accentuating one set of black lines only.


It isn’t perfect but it is better than what it was and I know someone will still appreciate receiving this card from me.


Here’s the quick breakdown on creating the rest of the card.  I wiped my Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Embossing Buddy, stamped my Rose from Rose Wonder in Versamark ink, added Black Embossing Powder (retired) and heat set using the Heat Tool.  I put Bleach in an Aqua Painter and highlighted around the inside edges of the rose petals. (if you don’t want to keep the Aqua Painter as a set bleach tool then empty out the bleach and rinse well.)


I stamped my sentiment in Memento Black ink, used a White Gel Pen to ghost because of my uh-oh and then when the bleached portion dried, I added some gold to the center of the flower using a Gold marker (retired).

Can you relate to rejecting projects or re-creating a project to cover up a mistake?







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