I’m not one of those crafters who can work in a mess. Everything in my craft studio has a place and I always return them there after I’ve finished each project. That way when I’m working on the next one I have no trouble finding what I need. When packing away I usually check the outside of my ink pads for stray ink but it appears I missed something. That’s the only explanation I have for the inky smudges that appeared on a recent finished project. After expressing my frustration, rather then throw it out, I decided to repurpose the damaged project. So here’s another example of a card with an “I so appreciate you” sentiment.
FROM A 3″ x 3″ CARD PROJECT
Today’s project began with the 3″ x 3″ mini card that I made last week. You can find all the instructions for that project in my blog post Don’t colour an image, fussy cut.
As I’d somehow put an inky fingerprint on the edge of the mini card front I decided the best option would be to trim that area away. So I cut the card along the scored line and then trimmed the card front to 2-1/2″ x 2-5/8″. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the trimmed piece to a layer of Soft Suede Card.
Next I decided to add some 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon using Tear & Tape on the back of the layers. I cut 6 short lengths of the ribbon and attached them side-by-side, three at the top and three at the bottom. Then I set the completed piece aside while I got to work on my new card base.
APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and scored a card base of Thick Whisper White Card. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder.
Next I decided to make the most of the opportunity to add a little more of a rustic feel to the card. I cut a piece of the wood plank design from the retiring Come To Gather 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. Using liquid glue I mounted it onto a layer of Soft Suede Card, and then added it to the card base. With that done I added the new “appreciate” panel to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I love the wood paper and decided that would be the coordinating element for my project. So I cut a 1″ strip of the DSP and glued it down the right hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed the layer inside the card base.
To finish I glued some of the wood plank DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Once I’d cut the DSP with my Paper Snips following the shape of the flap, I was done.
While I was cross with myself for ruining my original 3″x3″ card, I actually like this one better! What do you think?