True confessions – when smart stampers do stupid things…

November 26, 2008 at 1:35 pm 4 comments

We’ve all done it – you start a project and wham!  You do something so stupid!!  Here is my true confessions story!

When I started stamping, I neither had the room nor money to purchase the regular Stampin Up stamp pads, but I wanted all the color choices, so I purchased the smaller Stampin Spots and reinkers. When SU started adding new “in colors”, they did not offer them in spots, so I did without. Then I remembered that Ranger sells sheets of the  Cut-n-Dry Stamp Pad.  It’s a sheet of dry stamp pad material in either felt or foam that you can cut apart and design your own custom color stamp pads.  So I purchased a sheet and figured I could cut it up in about 9 pieces, and along with reinkers of SU’s new in colors I would be in business.

I cut out a section, applied Riding Hood Red ink and…nothing.  The ink is not absorbing into the pad and, you guessed it,  I INKED UP THE WRONG SIDE OF THE PAD!!.  How stupid is that?   So, I cut another piece, inked up the CORRECT side  – now I’m ready to go!

pcpday1finalI made this card for the contest that starts on Friday at Paper Craft Planet, based on the Twelve Days of Christmas song.  Each day you upload a card made with that days theme and you are in the running for prizes – awarded each day.

This tree card was made based on using a simple triange shape and flourishy stamps.

First, make a reverse mask in a triangle shape – I used Eclipse Masking tape to do this.  This stuff is a stampers best friend!  Then lay the mask over card stock and stamp a flourishy image several times over the cut out section.  I used a stamp from Flourished Elements for this card.  Remove the mask and cut out the shape.  I used a stardust gel pen over the swirls to add some sparkle (this is another item that is a must have!).  The base of the tree was just a piece cut out of red paper and outlined with the stardust pen.  The sentiment is from Holiday Greeetings from Flourishes and stamped and mounted on circles cut from Nestabilities Circles set.  Dark Red Sheer ribbon and red rhinestones finish off the card.

Supplies and Materials:

  • Stamps:  Flourished Elements and Holiday Greetings, both from Flourishes
  • Paper and Ink: White, Riding Hood Red paper and ink, stardust gel pen
  • Other:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, Dark Red Sheer Ribbon, Red Rhinestones

Here’s a look at my reverse maskpcpmask

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!


Entry filed under: Flourishes Designs.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ~amy~  |  November 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    What a GORGEOUS card!!!

  • 2. juliann  |  November 27, 2008 at 10:02 am

    We all sure do stupid things! At least you could quickly fix it!

    Your card is beautiful! Love the red!!!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • 3. Jan Marie 1flourish  |  November 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Nancy this card is really stunning and OH SO Creative! Yes, we have all done those kinds of things :+)

  • 4. Cheryl Penner  |  November 29, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    That is so funny! Great to know others do stupid things too!


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