How not to make a card, and making it work and freebie.

I have a card to share with you today, however  I'm not sure if it is a disaster!  But that is how card making goes, not every card is a masterpiece.  I am sharing  it because in  the end I feel like I won the battle.  
This card was for the one card swap group I belong to, the theme was 'living room colors'.
My living room is warm yellows some deep orange, browns, a little black and cream.
I wanted my card to be a get well card - seems I never have enough of those, so I though my swap partner might like one.

Here is the card and if you are interested , read on for the process 

As I often do, I picked out my background paper first and then dry embossed and added a little distress ink to make the design pop.

Next the stamp

I stamped the image using Gina K amalgam ink on water color paper
I noticed this on the image -I don't like it

So I grabbed the stamp and removed the offending line

Stamped again and began coloring using a cheapy brush tip marker and colored pencil

Blended with a Alcohol blender and dipping jar of 90% rubbing alcohol.

I finished the coloring and to be honest I thought the image looked pretty awful.

So I fussy cut it and added a little distress ink to tone it down. 
 I succeeded in going from bad to worse

I still liked the pot, so I cut that out and restamped the image to do the flowers over

This time, I have a giant ink splooge

And it was too white!  I went back to  using the distress in and fussy cutting.
 Now the bow looked flat and the pot was boring!
So I stamped again, and did a new bow and added clear glitter nail polish to the pot for a  bit of sparkle. 

Over all I am happy with the out come, and since it is a card and not a peace treaty I really don't have anything to worry about!

If I can leave you with a positive note on card making, always remember that the most important thing about the whole craft - the person it is going to!  It really isn't the beauty of the card, it is the love that goes with it!  Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, The Bible says:

 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
proverbs 25:11

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
proverbs 16:24

A freebie for your card making :

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ginny M


Esther Asbury said…
The title of your post caught my eye and I had to come read your post! It's nice to see someone besides me has their struggles with getting things to come together nicely --- some days my garbage can gets lots of donations! (smile) Your card turned out lovely in the end -- love that embossed background!

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