Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Beside the sea

I found the basis for this card over on Pinterest, made by a very talented SU card maker called Marsha - here. Needless to say I bodged stamping my sentiment right at the end of making the card - which explains why I had to do some swift trimming and then punching out of the sentiment. So a 6" square card ended up at A6 size :)
 I used:

- A6 (in the end) white card blank

- SU stamps from the 'Work of Art' set for the background. I used SU's inkpads in 'Tangelo Twist', 'Hello Honey' and 'Lost Lagoon' for the sunset and the water. Then I used  VersaFine's 'Vintage Sepia' for the shore. Some of it was second generation stamping to get the right shade, another time I'd even think about going for third generation

- the little wading birds came from my NBUS SU 'Wetlands' set, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

- then I tried stamping the sentiment underneath the image and smudged it - sigh :( So, I just cut the image down - which to my eye left too much white space at the top but no way was I going to start all over again!

- then the image was layered onto a backing of 'Tangelo Twist' and 'Lost Lagoon' card stock as a frame

- sentiment is from the same set and also stamped in 'Tuxedo Black' then punched using SU's 'Large Oval' punch before being popped onto the card using a thin sticky pad - it sort of helps to break up the expanse of that white space I s'pose

Although this card uses a Stampin' Up NBUS stamp set, I don't feel it's at all right to enter it into Darnell's current NBUS challenge as it's Marsha's idea - but I did have fun making it - as well as sort of recovering it from the jaws of disaster.



Glennis F said...

It turned out all right in the end!!!
I love that 'Wetlands set', a friend has it and I am most envious

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

I'd say it came out perfectly. A happy mistake!


Carol L said...

Aww Di, go share it at NBUS!! You made the card using NBUS and others would love to see this too! I love the swipe of color behind the birds - it's so pretty!

New Creations said...

I too love the swipe of colors in second generation stamping, its an awesome creation and brighten the day of recipient, looooove it!

Pippa said...

Great card Di, love the colour combination.

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - the bird stamp is so cute.
Kath x

Juls said...

Fabulous, really love the style of this one :-) xx

AlisonC said...

I'm so pleased to hear it's not just me! Your card looks great and no-one would have known if you hadn't said but it's so frustrating isn't it. When I first started I never used to add sentiments as I was too scared it would ruin the card. The birds are really fun.

Sarn said...

Well, as you've used NBUS AND you've credited the person that inspired you . . . I think Darnell will have something to say if you DON'T enter it into her challenge!

GOOD save by the way. I think this card is EXCELLENT (said in my best Mr Burns' voice).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv said...

The sunny swish at the top of this is brill Di. I love my Wetlands set - and have just used these wading birds to make a batch of sympathy cards - now might try and do another batch with the orange top - for Birthdays!
If I'd had a pound for every time I've had to cover up crappy stamping we could all go and live like millionaires! x

Unknown said...

Hi Di! It looks lovely! I love the colour choices. When you look at the water, it looks like the water is twinkling in the sun. Thanks, for the link! xx

Eve said...

Fabulous recovery Di - beautiful card.
The thing is if you didn't tell anyone about the boob nobody would ever know!
I'm getting better at disguising my mistakes now too,

Brenda said...

Lovely card Di! You would have never know that you made a smudge on it if you hadn't said, great save! I;m glad that I'm not alone in that department with making mistakes like that. lol Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

This is a great card Di and I'm sure we've all had to cover up a smudged or uneven stamped sentiment, I know I have, and I also think that as you have credited the original person, and actually you did use some different colour inks and card, and also Darnell's challenge winners are randomly chosen, I think that you should enter the card too, as lots of people would love to see it as it is very pretty and beautifully crafted. x

Jean said...

Fabulous card Di, well rescued. I love the stamps you used and the colours too.
Jean x

Sandra H said...

So lovely Di is your card and your wading birds stamp is just so cute!

Kathleen said...

I love this, the colours are superb and the image goes so well, not one I would be at ease with but on this occasion love it. How annoying when the last thing you do spoils the previous hard work and lucky you were able to fix it, one reason why I hate stamping sentiments and more often than not do computer generated ones.
Had a really problem this morning linking up, no idea why but managed it after ages.

Kathleen said...

Oh forgot to say, get it entered into NUBS, who cares, there must be numerous cased cards out there that folks don't even admit to, and who is going to argue with the Mistress of the Playground, well apart from Sarn.

Kath x

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Honey. I know some else who has this set and it is lovely.
Put yours in to NBUS...that is what caseing is all about isn't it? Borrowing ideas.

Sue - said...

Gorgeous Di even if it is slightly different from what you intended. Wetlands has to be one of my favourite sets.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhhh a speshul card Miss... love those birdees I must say and don't need to know they're a SU set.
Praying your eye's healing. Met a friend last week with same issue. But for you wouldn't have har a clue what it was. Hugs Shaz.x ♡

scrappymo! said...

Thank goodness you were able to save it as it is a wonderful card! I love this stamp set and have a similar card pinned too! Great minds think

Karenladd said...

SO beautiful with the soft colors and layering! I just hate it when I mess up the very last thing I stamp on a card....argh! Great save though and you would never know!