Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dies Challenge #163

Another week has passed and it is as usual time for another weekly challenge over at SweetStamps.com. This week the theme is Dies and I have made a simple and almost one layer card using a wonderful butterfly silhouette die and some distress inks. 

The story behind this card is a bit funny perhaps and the finished card is actually because of a huge mistake I made. I did the card with a black panel in the beginning leaving just a small white border around it. I drew some faux stitching lines around the edges and embossed the sentiment in white. Then I decided that maybe I should spray some Perfect Pearls Mist on the card, so I did. Unfortunately I managed to get a little bit more mist on the black panel than I had anticipated so I took a paper towel and started wiping some away. It would have worked out just fine if I had made sure that my white pen (the one I used to draw the stitching) was completely dry. In this case it wasn't and I ended up smudging the stitching lines and got white ink everywhere. Not pretty at all!
 So I removed the black piece and I was planning on redoing the whole thing when I realized the card looked a lot better without the panel. So I just stamped the sentiment in black instead and the card was done. Yay!

As always don't forget to join in on the fun this week for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Make sure to visit the SweetStamps blog for more information and the complete Challenge Rules.

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  1. Love the water colored background looks behind that gorgeous die cut!!

  2. What a wonderful mistake! I love the purple spray ink you used- it looks fab on the white BG!

  3. Your do over card is a beautiful one! Isn't it funny how sometimes we end up with something totally different than what we had in mind when we started

  4. This is gorgeous! When I first started to work on this challenge I was thinking of doing something just like this, hehehehe! I LOVE the colors you've used!

  5. Wow!! This is amazing! Just love it very nice!
    Sweet Hugs

  6. Love the colors and that background looks wonderful behind the butterfly.