I hope your Saturday has been good.
Mine started super early as I wanted to get quite a few things done ahead of meeting up with my happy wedding couple this afternoon.
I was well pleased because even before Hubby had made an appearance this morning I had managed to get my card made ready for sharing tonight, and also draft up what is fast becoming a mega post for my Sunday Snippet Challenge LOL!!!
So first my share .. .. and then my top tips on what not to do when making a card using glossy accents.
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Backing Papers: Aimee Asher
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
ProMarkers and Chalk
Cord from the Stash Box
AND NO GLOSSY ACCENTS!!! See below ...............
OK so now it is time for my top tips.
Tip No. 1. When you have finished making a card and you are pleased with it "just leave it alone"!!
Tip No. 2. When you return to your card don't be tempted to alter it because of "things that don't matter" LOL!! As you can probably tell from the way this post is going I didn't follow tip number 1.
I had put glossy accents all over the balloon to give it a great shine .. .. as I was leaving it on my desk all day a lovely thick layer had loads of time to dry.
BUT ... .. ..
when I returned to my creation many hours later I decided that the glossy accents had turned my balloon a shade of orange .. .. it was no longer the lovely red it was supposed to be!! :-(
SO .. ..
Tip No. 3 When you are not happy with the colour that your work has turned DO NOT be tempted to try and colour over the top of your dried glossy accents with ProMarkers!!! Yes it will recolour it, yes it will still shine a bit .. .. but it looks naff!!
SO .. ..
Tip No. 4 If you try to wipe off the added ProMarker ink from your glossy accents with babywipes be careful you do not catch any other part of your card with the babywipe.. .. .. or you will get red smudges that cannot be removed.
Tip No. 5 .. .. if all else fails rip off the offending balloon .. .. cover the smudged area with a snippet .. .. print off and colour another balloon .. .. .. AND DO NOT ADD GLOSSY ACCENTS.
Oh I wish I had just left the orange looking balloon in place .. .. I am sure I could have made another card in the time I have spent faffing about!! But I hate waste and couldn't bear to throw it away.
Anyway, that is me for today .. .. all out of tips for now!!! Tee hee!!
Can I thank everyone for their lovely comments yesterday on my boxed wedding card. I am so sorry that I haven't had time to return them yet.. .. and I know I won't have chance until at least tomorrow evening .. .. so big apologies all round. What a rubbish blog buddy I am at the moment .. .. but I will get back on track eventually.
See you tomorrow with my snippet collection .. .. I have lined some bits up ready so hopefully I will be able to throw those together at some stage - I have a few ideas buzzing around my little brain .. .. thankfully!!.
Have a great evening everyone.