I guess you could call this the post that almost wasn't. What a morning of cardmaking disaster!
Every morning I post my blog and then before I start my day I check out all my follower's blogs and a few favorites to see what everyone has created and leave comments when I can because I know how I love to receive them and know that someone is looking at my blog. :<)
Well today I did it in reverse because I had one last step to do on my card for today's post and so checked everyone's blog out first. Good thing I did I guess, because that last step in my cardmaking destroyed my card and I just finished up another project that was for Monday's post so I could post something today. I have to tell you, a few words were said very loudly!
I was making a 'cracked glass' card - and had used post-it notes to overstamp and colored in with markers, etc. so the card itself took a long time to make. This morning I had only to do the embossed layer on top of the card, so I applied the Versamark and the clear embossing powder and used the heat gun. The first layer didn't look quite right, but because I had used colored markers on colored paper I thought that this was why. Wrong. I don't know what the powder was but the second coat instead of melting smooth became very rough and obliterated most of my image! It couldn't be saved and I had to throw it away.
So what to do? I was not finished with the Secret Panel card that I was making for Monday's post but that was my only other option if I wanted to post today with a card. I saw this card on a video on Dawn's site at http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/ quite some time ago and had been wanting to make one. It took a lot of time to stamp and create but was lots of fun. Except - when it came time to photograph it - not fun. Had to hold it for some of the shots and now I understand why some bloggers like to make videos! :<)
After I had finished the card I thought, there must be some other way to finish this card as it is so narrow and an odd shape to mail. So I searched the web and sure enough, Dawn had a second video to show how to complete this card. Ha! I knew it! But of course, when I tried to remove my 'cover' panel it was too well glued and no way was I going to have another card destroyed today! I will make another Secret Panel card and finish it in the way of the second video.
Here is my Secret Panel card. This is the 'cover' of my skinny card. :<)
and then to this . . .
but wait! There is a hidden panel!
Look at that!
This is when the card is opened flat. Maybe I will do a tutorial when I make the next one. :<)
I am making another fleece blanket this weekend but will try to make another of the card that was destroyed today for Monday's post. What a morning! The sunshine is back though today here in WI - no more rain and we even had snow!
Take care. :<)