Take 1: Crisp clean white card base. Stamp image & sentiment straight on card base. Cat jumps on table. Knocks over mug of hot coffee. *"%$!& Chuck card, clean mess, start over.
Take 2: New card base. Image & sentiment as before. Use craft knife to make slits on card base for ribbon. Slice finger. *%*#@&! Bloody mess! Chuck card, start over.
Take 3: New card base. Plaster on finger. Stamping done. Liking the look. Feeling smug. Leaning forward. Inky stamp falls off acrylic block onto card! %*@#%"!&*$@&$"!!!
Take 4: On warpath with self. Grab scrap white CS. Stamp. Stitch. Ink. Still seething. Attach ribbon. Adhere to same card base from Take 3. But wait! Tiny spot of something on centre lantern! Blood? Sweat? Coffee? Last night's Kung Pao chicken? Now smouldering (me, not the chicken). Rummage bin. Cut out good lantern from previous out-take. Pop dots. Storm out. Slam door.
Meet my nemesis!
|The stamps are from WMS Asian Garden Additions set.|
|Look carefully. Can you see those teeny tiny blossoms? It's a stamp from the WMS Big Blooms (!) set, stamped randomly with TH's Spun Sugar.|
|I stitched the twiney cordy thingy for the lanterns to |
|I inked the edges of the white CS with TH's Tattered Rose and adhered the red ribbon. Celebrate, indeed! Not what was on my mind at the time, I tell ya!|
|See that seemingly benign middle lantern? It proved to be the straw that broke this camel's back.|
As always, stop by Make It Monday #83 where you're sure to find gorgeous cards and such to put a smile on your face. And it's safe, trust me!
Good night, my friends. Today I was knocked out by a one layer card. <sniff>