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Friday, April 13, 2012

Festive Friday #7 Combined with a Creation
Using Unscripted Sketches #148

Welcome to the seventh installment of Terri Sproul's 2012 Festive Friday Bloghop! Spring is in full swing - unless you are in South FL (spring has skipped us). You should have arrived here from Amanda's Page. To get back to the beginning of the bloghop CLICK HERE.

This card was created using Sketch it Saturday's #113 over at Unscripted Sketches. This project began with leftovers from another holiday project, {I love using up my scraps}and a bag of mulberry paper pieces I picked up at crafty yard sale held at my local SB store. I stamped and colored in these festive trees using my water brush with markers and the ornaments are colored with gelly glaze pens.

Even though my creations may look perfect, they are indeed an adventure, each with their own, ups and downs and near misses. I have to confess a mistake on my card. Under the sentiment is another melted embossed mess of the sentiment.

I point this out because I want everyone to know that I am not an expert at the art of stamping, but I am a PERFECTIONIST. I usually make a couple tests prior to stamping on my final project, which leads to a LOT of extras and I didn't do that this time. My stamped image came out fine first time out, but then I decided to emboss it with some gelly glitter embossing powder - WHOA...what a mess. This product ended up filling in most of the letters because I couldn't get the extra EP out of all the holes. So what did I do???? I found a scrap of the paper that matched up to the striped pattern and restamped and plain embossed with clear EP. I cut the bottom edge with a fancier scallop to mirror the bottom edge and to take away from the fact that I was pasting over a mess. I like to call this a "happy accident"! BTW this card is available at my shop SalonD'Arte on Etsy along with some of my other crafty treasures.

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Three weeks to go until the Big ODD Show National Scrapbooking Day Extravaganza!!! I will be part of this LIVE online streaming event {YIKES!!!}. Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the Charity Wings Fundraiser and the grand prize Cricut Expression 2 giveaway  : ) Sb

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The next stop on the Festive Friday Bloghop
is Laura at Scrappin' Daphne - CLICK HERE.


  1. this is very pretty and I get what you said about happy accidents - think many of us have had these days too - great job!!!!

  2. Sweet card, Susan!

    I totally recognize that BG paper, and have a bit of it squirreled away.


  3. Love your card, Susan. I had to laugh when you talked about stamping. My motto is, there are always two sides to a piece of paper. LOL

  4. you did a great job with this card!


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