Just Playing Around
Have you ever had a day where you picture in your mind exactly how your card will look when completed? Me too! I've been playing with my inks and my dies. I had this idea to die cut and then use that die cut as a mask. I held the die to the paper using stencil spray, when I pulled off the die cut mask I would have paper that is colored, except where the die mask was placed. When I pulled off the mask....I was not as happy as I thought I would be. In truth, I wasn't happy at all. I threw the mask into the trash and walked away grumbling....
Later I returned to have another look....you know, if you look at something long enough you might actually like it! Guess what! I didn't! But I hadn't thrown away the mask I'd used on the inside of the card As I looked at it, a light came on...you know the one that comes on in your craft room when you see something in a different "light". The mask was actually a very pretty decorated die cut. I dug in the trash and guess what. The die I used on the front of the card was in perfect condition. So, that's how this card began it's life.
Maybe it will make more sense when I show you my desk top. I apologize for it's messiness.
Excuse the photo....I took it at my stand-up desk and the lighting is pretty green! But you get the idea, right? See the card in the top left. It had been covered with the die mask and I used stencil spray to hold the die to the card stock. The die on the actual card is what I used as a mask when I was coloring. After gluing the die to the piece of card stock I thought it looked a little plain, so I ran it though the large dot embossing folder. Of course I can't live without glitter, so I die cut the hello from glitter card stock and I liked what I saw. I thought a bit of a pink glitter frame would be nice. Did you know if you cut paper too short....it will never fit! Geez! So, getting into the make lemonade mode, I did what you see.
Ok, on to the inside....this is what I did.....I used a bit of scrap pink for the inside and another die just like the method I used on the front of the card.
I'm going to call this card finished. And I am going to call me happy! See there are no mistakes in card making, just happy accidents. You just have to look at what you've created and find a different way to use your pieces.