Friday, 12 January 2018

Baby Blue

I should have heeded the saying 'More haste, less speed!'.  This should have been a fairly quick card to make, but everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.  I had three hours before the Allsorts Challenge finished and as I missed it last week, I wanted to make sure I joined in this week.  I decided to make a New Baby card for my box of readymade cards.

The image and sentiment are both from LOTV, stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  This is attempt number two, as my first attempt was on the wrong sort of card, so the colouring with Promarkers started to bleed over the lines.  The image is die cut with a MB 'Stitched Rectangle' die and layered on the blue, pearlised stitched die cut mat. The Creative Expression, 'Heart Lattice' embossing folder is one kindly sent to me by Cara.  The ribbon is by Darice and after I had attached it to the embossed card, I some how ripped of a tiny corner of the card, so I had to trim everything back.  The ribbon looks flat IRL!  I added a punched heart to finish my card....although it wasn't quite finished as when a turned the card over, I realised that I'd managed to get some black ink on the back somehow! Grrr!   So, the front was cut off and attached to a clean white card blank.  Phew! Card completed with 30 minutes to spare!

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39 comments:

Pat said...

How frustrating Liz but the finished card with that sweet image and pretty background embossing was worth all the trouble. I have one of the sand erasers and depending on the size of the ink mark, and maybe black would be harder to get rid of, but it does work well on most marks, and it has saved my bacon on many occasions. x

Dr Sonia S V said...

It's adorable and especially love the embossing folder you used
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Liz said...

I won one of the sand erasers over in the Playground recently. Hopefully if it happens in the future, which I'm sure it will, I won't have to cut off the card front and attach it to a new card blank!

Diane said...

Adorable Liz and well worth getting it right sweetie xx

hugs Diane xx

Carole said...

Seems like this card was a real challenge Liz...but worth it in the end!

KandA said...

Fabulous card Liz and well worth all the hard work you put into it xx

Mac Mable said...

Cute and adorable, glad you made the challenge deadline and glad that you persevered x

Glennis said...

A great result after all the mishaps

Kath said...

A lovely card Liz and such a cute image. I won one of the sand erasers too, so I'm hoping that it will save some of my makes going into the waste bin!
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh.... it's so sweet and elegant!!! LOVE this card so much!!

Karen Knott said...

Love your card Liz, the embossing is wonderful and love that cute image :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Liz, so sweet and love the touch of the little heart.

Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
oh this card is gorgeous and your image is the sweetest.
Brilliant designing and you sure are a good crafts person to be able to mend all the probs that occured while making this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Liz, an adorable image and lovely sentiment.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Claire said...

Oh heck, I know the feeling all too well but hats off to you for persevering and making such a sweet baby card. I like the embossed background with the little hearts x

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is such a sweet card......soft colors and adorable image.

Carol L said...

This is such a totally sweet and adorable card! Loving that single heart accent a lot :)

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Liz, and a ‘happy accident’ perfectly corrected!
Janice x

Gerrina said...

Sometimes it is a reak pine to make something that you have in your head, even if you know all the steps... Luckely that is something you can't see it on the card;) It looks good! Enjoy the weekend!

meg said...

perfect baby boy card, lovely embossed backing and image, thank you for joining us at MMM.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a stunning birth congrats card Liz, I love this image.

Sue xx

Dorthe said...

Hi Liz, such a sweet creation, all in the most lovely soft baby blue and white- so very cute.
Thank you for joining That`s Crafty challenge , with this wonderful creation. Dorthe DT

brenda said...

A really sweet new baby boy card Liz, many thanks for joining our 'Something New' theme at Penny Black and More again. Also Allsorts, I'm a bit late !

B x

MaryH said...

You had the sort of adventure I have many times making a card! (it's good to know I'm not the only one who does this stuff! LOL) Your finished card is a treasure, and will make some new parents very happy. Love the E/F design behind the cute focal image, and the softness of the blue is perfect. Ribbon looks great too! TFS & Hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

You might have a struggle making it but this is a wonderful baby card. I love it.

Mia said...

Amazing card for a baby, Liz. Kisses, my friend.

Marina said...

I have to laugh (sympathetically!) at your catalogue of errors - we all have days like that. You made a super-sweet baby card in the end.

Sue said...

I did chuckle at this Liz but well worth all the struggles it's adorable huggles Sue xxx

Leanne Harris said...

Hi Liz! Such a super cute baby boy card and coloured beautifully. Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

awww way so cute Liz, gorgeous card and image.xx [aNNie]

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a sweet sweet sentiment Liz, so lovely. Thank you again for joining the That's Crafty Challenge.
Best Wishes Tracey DT

EmmaT said...

Delightful baby card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

Daffodil Cards said...

What a beautiful card, even with all the trauma involved in making it LOL. turned out wonderful.
Faith
x

Cara said...

Oh I know that feeling so well, when everything that can go wrong does! You ended up with a beautiful card and I'm glad that you're still enjoying playing with the embossing folder. Your thank you card is still on the bookcase next to me x

Macarena said...

So cute! Love the embossed background and the image is lovely. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cazro said...

Such a delightful card, loving the baby. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Meighan Wheller said...

Oh no so many issues but in the end you have created a wonderful card. Love the colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

Shabneez said...

It was worth the hassle Liz! A beautifully coloured image and such a cute card. Shabneez x

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful card, Liz. Glad you persevered. Thanks for playing along at the Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!