My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Friday, June 22, 2012

From Frustrated to Favorite


I think this is one of my all time favorite cards that I have made - and it almost went into the trash at least 5 times! I originally stamped this image at a class I took at our local Archivers - one of the images that there wasn't time to work on so we just stamped them and put them in the envelopes with the pieces for a card to take home to work on. I wish now that I had this stamp but it is a large wooden stamp and very expensive so I doubt I will purchase it.

During the making of this card I had so many mistakes and disasters that every time I fixed one thing another would happen and I was constantly wanting to just trash it and say a sad goodbye. Even at the end when my card was put together and I was outlining the blue card itself with black - the marker slipped and a black line went into the card. And it was all put together! So I added the black strip of cardstock at the top and then the butterflies to break the line and another mistake was repaired. I added a glossy finish to all of the flowers with Crystal Effects that gave it a 3 dimensional look and there it was - a favorite card1 I loved it! Jim wanted it and he said he loved it! It was a card for my friend Verda and she said that I 'outdid myself' and she loved it! Good thing I didn't trash it!

Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog! This has been a very stressful week for me and I am hoping the weekend is quiet. Wishing you a good one!

Barbara Diane


Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabulous Barbara .. i just love the baskets of flowers... so pretty.
I have a similar stamp.. that is unmounted from Flower soft ... if you want me to stamp some out for you let me know and i can send them .
Lisa Jane

Katie said...

I love this card! I'm so glad you didn't trash it!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card, the bike and the baskets are very beautiful
hugs Linda

Sassy Cheryl said...

Well, I also have to say that I'm glad you didn't trash this beautiful card. I LOVE IT! Super, super gorgeous! You did an amazing job on this!!!
Thanks for sharing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Chicco said...

Hello dear Barbara,
you always make beautiful cards, i really like this!!!!
Thank you for your nice words.
Have a nice weekend.
Woof, woof,


Duendes said...

Hello Barbara,
to me you're the "queen" of cards...
i fascinated visit each time it...

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fabulous card! Sometimes mistakes turn into our best work. Love the addition of the butterflies.

Mrs A. said...

Sorry to hear that you have been stressed out. Your card has turned out just fine. Never guessed from the top picture what it was going to be. The cat stamp that you asked about on my blog is by Inca and is called Cat Blocks. I purchased from here price £5.83
(aprox $9.08). I don't know if they ship to USA but would you like me to stamp some out for you and send you them? Will be no trouble to do Hugs Mrs A.

Sue from Oregon said...

I can see why it is a fave-gorgeous colors and a great image. Funny how mistakes can make you think hard and create something cool. Can't believe you cut around that little ivy like that!

Shirley said...

Barbara Diane, I'm glad you didn't trash it either, as it's totally beautiful and no wonder your frinend loved it.

Cynthia said...

Another gorgeous creation, Barbara!

Elaine said...

Barbara how pretty is this , what a super image with fab colours well done Hugs Elaine