Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bride & Groom....

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
We have a short work week this week...
Thanks to Easter being on Sunday... We get
4 days off... This is our last break before
School gets out next month! Soooo,
hopefully I can play catch up with many, many
things I need to get done this weekend!

I thought I would share one of the cards I made
for my son... He needed 2 Wedding cards and wanted 
them both too be different... Sooo, I found a design in
the Silhouette Store... I started out making it like
the card shape... but.... started to run into trouble...
HOW?? You ask? Well... Heck I don't know... All
I do know is after 4 tries... I came up with a new game plan...

Here's the card that gave me trouble... 

Basically, the trouble began when I wanted to cut the shape
without the dotted fold lines... I thought I measured it
correctly... so when I made my score lines.. it was off...
So I tried it again... same thing... tried one last time and
got it right.... I then proceeded to make the card.....
Started looking great... then *Me* being the "Must add More"
crafter that I am.... choose to add some Nuvo drops
to the necklace (which is NOT on this card) ... Well..
I had a miss step... and it got in the wrong place...
When I tried to fix it... well.... let's just say.... their was
NO WAY to fix it.... so then I had to remake the WHOLE CARD!

So then I decided to resize the card.. cuz I thought it
was too big anyway... Well... then came the score line mishap
all over again.... By this time.... You would think I would have
given up... NOPE! Not this stubborn chick! 😂

I finally decided.. SCREW IT! I'm making this a basic card
of 5 x 5 and I'm cutting off the original dress &
tuxedo and adding it to the card front of this new
5 x 5 square card! Yup... that's what really happened...

I tell ya what... Sometimes when we craft and things
just don't go our way... we really should just STOP!
Next time I swear I'll do that! (maybe) 😁

** Supplies Used on this Card **

Cardstock - Stampin' Up Brushed Silver, Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - SEI (Pearl Foil Stack)
Card Design - Silhouette Store (#101542)
Sentiment - Making Memories (Wedding)
White Embossing Powder - Simon Says Stamp
Versa Mark Ink, Misti Tool, Silhouette Machine, Heat Gun
Butterfly Punches - Little B, EK Success (Used inside the Card)
Adhesive Pearls - Kaiser Craft

Thanks for stopping by & Listening to me ramble on!



Beth F. said...

I'm sorry, but I had to laugh while reading your post, Theresa! I think I would have walked away from the project before you did! Your finished card is absolutely amazing though! I'm guessing it is better than the original file anyway, so your excuse is just that you had to perfect it from the original design lol!

Migdalia said...

Ohmy goodness I am laughing so hard!!That has happened tome and I get all frustrated and stressed out for I go back and recreate it when I am calm. But the card is beautiful. You did an aweseom job.
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Crafting With Creative M

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you stuck with it because this is so gorgeous!! I love the design!! It's elegant and beautiful, my friend!!! Perfect wedding card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen said...

ha ha ha so glad you persevered your card came out fabulous! Isn't it funny how sometimes you just can't give up....

Sharon said...

Glad to see that you didn't give up!! Your card turned out awesome!!!!!

Sukie said...

Such a pretty card! It looks so elegant and I know your son will appreciate it and so will the recipients! Yay for you for seeing it through, it looks amazing!

Lesli Giertuga said...

Oh My Goodness - You go Girl!! I love it - the word for this card is stunning!

Wish I has a silhouette now.....

Anonymous said...

Well, you know what they say, 15th time's a charm! It turned out beautiful, but don'tcha hate when it takes hours and hours to make one card?? :)


Gerda said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!You did a awesome job!!!! Have a great day.

Marilyn said...

OMG!! Your story is so funny!! I would have given up long before that but you did a great job with it!

Blue6366 said...

I'm feeling you on the when things don't go right. I had that happen with a project this week and I thought I could salvage it but did more harm than good when trying to do so. What a time waster. Glad to see that yours had a much happier ending. LOL

CA Scrapper said...

You always make me laugh. The card was worth the hassle, it is GORGEOUS!!! I just love it.


Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

That's just the way it goes! I can so relate and have had too many days like that! Despite the aggravation and mess ups, you ended up with a very beautiful, elegant card. I love the classic black and white with the touches of silver - just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! Sounds like every day in my craft room...lololol! Love what you came up with and I'm a stick to it kind of gal too...

Nana said...

Elegancr at it best. Love the design and love the soft pattern paper used behind the scroll on the dress. Whoever receives this card is gonna love it.
Have a creative day.
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Sherrie K. said...

Your to funny! I can relate doing that a time or two...BUT your end results are fabulous! I love the swirly dress and beautiful silver~awesome design!
Sherrie K

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Your story made me laugh. It sounds like it could be a story about me! I LOVE the way the card turned out so all those off cuts and errant Nuvo turned out to have your best interests at heart after all!

Roberta Stevenson said...

This card is gorgeous! Your story made me crack up! Way too funny! Sure it wasn't at the time, as crafters I'm sure we've all been there. Glad it turned out so stunning in the end for you.