Monday, 21 August 2017

Exam Congrats and a Dud!

This is a special request card for a girl who did well in her exams.  I've used this Penny Black oldie from quite a few years ago - coloured with watercolour pencils, glitter added to the flower centres and sparkle to the petals.  This pretty DP is from one of the pads I rediscovered, isn't it just a perfect match for that little hedgie!


And this one I think is a possible dud!
Considering it's such a CAS card, I spent aaaages faffing about choosing my DP and deciding what colour of plain card to use, then double mounting the MFT porthole stencil.  And then it all went wrong!  I didn't have my card tucked into my stamp positioner right, and I've ended up with a double impression of the sentiment.  Hubby says he thought it was a 3-D effect, but I reckon it needs a fix up!  I'll think about it and see what I can do with it tomorrow!
ETA....  Here's the updated finished card with the wonky sentiment simply coloured in!  Looks less like a visit to SpecSavers is needed ;)

11 comments:

  1. Adorable and sweet! That little hedgie is adorbs and the sweet pattern paper is perfect! Love the details on the edges as well! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

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  2. Super cute cards! For the Happy Birthday re-do, I think you could just fill in the word "Happy" with a fine line black pen, making thicker letters. Then you could heat emboss "birthday" with white embossing powder on black card, cut it out as a little strip and adhere it over the existing word. Just an idea...

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  3. I love your hedgie, and what a perfect match that paper is. I think I need to go to specsavers, I hadn't noticed the fuzzy sentiment until you pointed it out! It's a great card so I hope you manage to rescue it x

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  4. Hi Lynne both cards are absolutely lovely, I adore that cutie Hedgehog, I just got mine out and have done some stamping with them, the second is a cutie and def not a dud, super work
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  5. Love these cuties and I too must need a visit to the optician!! xx

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  6. Such fun cards...love these little guys! So sweet! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

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  7. The way the flower on the bag matches the paper is lovely and really focuses me on that very cute hedgehog. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

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  8. Love your sweet cards! I agree that finding the DP to match that adorable hedgehog stamp really pulls the card together. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you are back in our gallery again soon.

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  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MTTC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  10. Great card, love the matching flowers in your stamp and background papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  11. ADORABLE hedgie card, Lynne!! The flowery DSP is perfect. Love the colors that you chose! It's cheeky and fun and the recipient is going to love this card. Thanks so much for sharing it with Retro Rubber's sketch challenge this week. We love seeing you in our gallery!

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