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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Three-Mistakes Card

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.

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