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Fixing a mistake into a card!

So it all happens to everyone. You have an idea in your head in what you want to do. Whilst you’re doing it, things start going wrong or it doesn’t turn out how you had hoped. And then you left with a design you don’t feel you can use and you’ve wasted your time. But don’t worry, fixing your mistake isn’t as daunting as you think and you can easily create a new card design with a few tricks. So let’s get started!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR THE LITTLE PAPER TREE - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Fixing a mistake into a card!

Creating the background for stamping

So this card started off as a whole piece of watercolour cardstock that I had to spritz with water. I then started dropping in a selection of Catherine Pooler Inks with the re-inkers. For the colours used, see the links list at the end of the post. When I dropped a colour in, I spritzed it with water to move the colour around. 

After I had added enough colour, I used heat setting 1 on my WOW! dual speed heat gun to dry the panel. I knew I wanted to heat emboss on this, but I thought I would try adding some layers of light stamping of the PinkFresh Studio Leafy Decor stamp around the edges. This was done in Twilight Catherine Pooler ink. 

Let's start Fixing a mistake

After, this the Leafy Decor stamp was stamped in WOW! embossing ink in either corner and covered with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder and heat set.  Now at this point, I wasn’t loving it. The heat embossing looked lost in the colours and I need to bring out the design more. 

So to add more definition to the design, I got out my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and started to colour the design in. I tried to match the colours of colouring to the area around the part I was colouring. Once it was coloured, I liked it but it still wasn’t right.

Let's finished of Fixing a mistake into a card!

I decided it needs some white space to help with the design. The easiest way to do that was to use the coordinating die to die-cut the embossed images out and then foam mount these onto a white cardbase. 

To finish the card off, I used the ‘Hello’ word and shadow die from the PinkFresh Studio Phrase Builder: Hello set and added this to the front, along with a stamped sentiment from the Leafy Decor Stamp set. Lastly, I embellished the card with a few Starlight sequins from Lucy’s cards. 

Fixing a mistake into a card!

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Fixing a mistake into a card!

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Leafy Decor - PinkFresh Studio
Leafy Decor – PinkFresh Studio
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SB | BP
Leafy Decor Die - PinkFresh Studio
Leafy Decor Die – PinkFresh Studio
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SB | BP
Phrase Builder: Hello - PinkFresh Studio
Phrase Builder: Hello – PinkFresh Studio
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SB | BP | LPT
Hot Tub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB | LPT
Juniper Mist Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB | LPT
Stone Blue Reinker- Catherine Pooler Designs
Stone Blue Reinker- Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Coral Cabana Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Coral Cabana Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Peppermint Scrub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Rose Petals Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Pink Champagne Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pink Champagne Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Queen for a Day Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Queen for a Day Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB | LPT
Midnight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Midnight Mini Ink Cube - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Mini Ink Cube – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
Midnight Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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CPD | CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK) | WOW (US)
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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CPD | CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK) | WOW (US)
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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CPD | CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK)
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK) | WOW (US)
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | LPT
Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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ALT | CPD | SB | HA | BP
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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BP
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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CPD | SB | BP
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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CS (UK) | WOW (UK)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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CPD | WOW (US)
Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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CPD | BP
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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SB | CS (UK) | CS (US)
Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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SB | CS (UK) | CS (US)

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This post was produced as part of my design team work for THE LITTLE PAPER TREE have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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