You know those new foil sheets in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog? Well, I wanted to use the gold to cut out some snowflakes using the Festive Flurry Framelits dies. That's when my mistakes happened.
Mistake number one: I was cutting out two snowflakes, but after I ran them through the Big Shot, I realized I had put one die upside down. Yep, it didn't cut, but it left the gold foil paper with a nice impression of the snowflake. Well, I had one snowflake and a ruined piece of gold foil paper -- or so I thought.
Mistake number two: I cut the white background cardstock to emboss it using the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After I embossed it, I realized I had cut it too small. Drat.
Mistake number three: I heat embossed (using gold embossing powder) the greeting (from the Joy to the World stamp set in the holiday catalog). It was perfect -- until I noticed a mark to the right of the word "Holidays." I tried to tell myself the recipient probably wouldn't notice it, but it was all I could see.
It all came together for me, though, when I used that ruined piece of gold foil paper as the bottom layer. The ruined part doesn't show now. It also made the white embossed layer a perfect size.
And, remember that one snowflake I had cut? It worked great to cover that stray mark that was just after the word "Holidays." All it needed was a bit of silver sparkle, and the Glimmer Paper was perfect for the job.
I think someone special will get this card this Christmas.