The idea for this card changed several times along the way. Initially I cut the flower image and used double sided adhesive so I would be able to make two cards from one cut! I so love that. All was going well...
Main piece for the first card idea
Negative pieces left on the mat
All ready with the adhesive for another card!
That part is safe and awaiting a project. But something happened along the way with the main piece and I just didn't like it It was ok, but the adhesive was buckling and it was my fault for not getting even coverage
Just not happy with how this turned out and the more I tried to make it better the worse it got.
So it sadly went into the trash. Just trust me that the "final product" didn't look anything like the
card above after I got through trying to make it look better. What a mistake!!
So....... I decided to try something I never had. (not always a good idea when you are already late - right??) I tried to make the same design with a frame attached, but I blew it! I didn't weld the right pieces to the frame so that part was a huge failure, initially But I still had the pieces of the flower that cut out beautifully. I tried making the frame from the same paper as the flower since that was my initial intent, but something was missing. So I covered the frame piece with a different color (Paper Temptress Glimmer ), and put foam tape on the bottom to give it dimension, like a shadow box. I backed the flower cut with the Paper Temptress mica line and then sprayed it with an iridescent glitter to give it some sparkle. Then it was just a matter of putting the frame and flower together and adding some pearls. Even though my original idea didn't work, I am happy with how this mistake transformed and it was a good lesson in not giving up!!
I used my Brother labeler (with the satin silver tape that I had never used before) and created the Happy Birthday greeting. I will definitely use that again. I am really happy with how this card turned out (and I still have the negative pieces on adhesive for another card project!!)
More to come soon......... :)
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