For a while there I thought this card would never see the light of day. If something could go wrong, it did! The original design concept came together effortlessly but the actual execution – yeah, not so effortless! lol I got ink on my fingernails when inking up the stamp which I transferred onto the card, then I got ink onto the block which I also transferred onto the card. I ruined my masking (there’s a lot of masking!) and ended up with blue and green ink on my pretty pink flowers. The stamps are acrylic (which, to be honest, I’m not a fan of – I prefer photopolymer.) and so they can be quite squishy when you stamp and don’t necessarily hold their shape perfectly so I had some imperfect stamping. Finally, after the fourth (!) start, I managed to get through to the end and I must say I am pretty please with the card. I’m totally loving the bright colours – they’re so happy and fun!
Here’s the card…
TIP: I usually recommend colouring the item that you have the most difficulty with first so that you don’t ruin your project after a lot of work if it doesn’t go well. Unfortunately, I didn’t follow my own advice with this card (mainly because I just love colouring those gorgeous flowers) and ended up with the bird as the final part of the card to colour. What I did was stamp up the image a number of times on a separate sheet of cardstock and then tried a number of colour combinations. I roughly trimmed out the image so I could put it on top of my card and get a true idea of how it would look. When I found one I liked, I was then able to finish my card in a way I was happy with. Hope this helps!
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