These are the Moments We’ll Look Back on With Joy (Hand-Penned Petals / Peaceful Moments)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a card that nearly didn’t make it featuring the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set. The Hand-Penned Petals stamp set is one that lends itself to watercolouring. The set does come with a solid stamp though so you don’t have to colour it yourself if you don’t want to.

My plan was to white heat emboss the floral images on a panel of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. I would then paint the images. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? And truthfully, it is. The problem was that it was hard to see Versamark ink on the Watercolour Paper. I prepped the paper by running my Embossing Buddy (any antistatic powder tool will do the same job) over the background and stamped the floral image for the first time. As I struggled to see where I had stamped, I decided to add the White Embossing Powder and heat emboss it, then repeat this process rather than doing all the stamping first.

It wasn’t until I was on my last one that I realised the embossing powder was sticking in places I really didn’t want it to be. While I HAD used an Embossing Buddy to help with static, I had handled the paper A LOT. Stamping, heat embossing, moving it around so I could see where to stamp next and I hadn’t been using the Embossing Buddy in between. So, I wiped some of the extra embossing powder off with a fine paintbrush as best I could and kept going.

I picked out a selection of inks – Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Granny Apple Green. I smooshed some of each onto my Acrylic Blocks. I worked in sections, adding some water then adding some colour. It was looking quite pretty….until I got to the corner where there was the most extra embossing powder. It didn’t look so good. I finished colouring the panel but I didn’t love it. It crossed my mind to throw it out but thankfully I didn’t do so. This panel sat on my desk for weeks until I finally decided that I was going to make a card with it and that I was being WAY too picky!

I added a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and popped this up in the centre of the card. The clear dots came from the Elegant Faceted Gems pack. The final touch was a Polished Pink Ribbon tied in a bow.

Here’s the card…

Can you see where I’ve messed up? Would you have continued or thrown it away?

This is another case of don’t ever think that just because you have ‘messed up’ that the card isn’t salvageable. You might need to sit on it for a while but there are times when you can go on to make a lovely card as I feel I have done in this instance.

Let me know if you’ve ever ‘messed up’ as I have and what you’ve done to ‘fix’ it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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