Skip to main content

Bad Ideas Make the Best Memories

Hi Everyone,

I have to quickly write up this post, before the linky lists expire, for which I planned to link up this card.....
This card is full of mistakes, but I like it regardless.


First I took the wrong kind of card stock - regular, instead of water color. But it came out ok.....kind of. Then I die cut the opening and despite checking, where the  hinge is, I managed to had it turned 90 degrees with respect to the first one I cut.....start again??? No way. I just tuned it again for the third cut, to fool people into thinking I deliberately cut it that way.....


After that it was smooth sailing. Marked where I wanted my Katzelkraft rats, stamped them and colored them. Stamped the sentiment - also from Katzelkraft. It is so funny and so true! Added some thin Washi tape to the windows, to make opening them easier.

Can you relate to this sentiment? Any funny stories to share?
Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Task for Two - sketch and water coloring
Task for Two Tuesday - CHALLENGE

Comments

papierelle said…
Daran erkennt man Handarbeit!!! Und ich finde die Karte genial ... und die Ratten sowieso.
Flo said…
Hihi! Hast ja wieder deine tollen Ratten in Szene gesetzt!!!
Und WIE!!!
Klasse Idee mit den aufklappbaren Fenstern.
Liebe Grüße
Aileen said…
I love it, and it turned out brilliant even with the errors. Love those rats. My mistakes are always miss cuts doesnt matter how often I measure I always end up cutting wrong and end up with pieces so much smaller than they started out because I had to keep trimming, other is using the wrong card stock instead of copic cardstock and having my colouring bleeding everywhere.
Mac Mable said…
Such a fun card and love the 'deliberate' mishap lol x Yes can relate to the sentiment and also when things don't go quite right, you remember them the most x Thanks for sharing this fun card x
conil said…
Yep, I do have stories that relate to this sentiment...none of which I want to be out there in the blogosphere. Don't think my pride can take it. But our rats seem to be OK with it. Honestly, you do make the most enjoyable cards ever. And your so clever at fixing your "mistakes".
Rosmarie said…
Die Fehler siehst nur Du, ich sehe eine geniale Karte!
So glad you found a way to save the card as it is a remarkably great design.
Birka said…
hihi.. ich weiß gar nicht ob ich bei der Karte die Fenster aufmachen will, wenn da so grimmige Ratten hinterstecken ;-) aber tolle Karte geworden :-) vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei unserer Task :-)
clelie said…
Love it...and you had the perfect sentiment on hand, as well! :D
Anita in France said…
Hahaha, Cornelia ... such fun ... those rats grumping though your 'shuttered' windows is fabulous ... love those alternative openings, they're so unexpected (great save)! Mistakes and memories ... yep, definitely! Hugs, Anita :)

Popular posts from this blog

Easter Egg and Bunny

Hi Everyone, I made a bunch of Easter cards, after all its little more than one month and I need to send them out in time... You see, they are all similar - using both the die cut and the negative, that I cut from a die cut egg. The cute bunnies got their yearly appearance - they are from Impression Obsession. the egg is by Lifestyle Crafts. The sentiment is by Papertrey. And here are bigger photos from this set: Linking up with Creative with Stamps - Easter The Paper Players - die cutting Die Cut Divas - animals Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies

Dandelion and Christmas Trees

Hi  Everyone, I am getting tired of making Christmas cards.... I needed a break from them. I love the inspiration picture for the current Sunday stamps challenge , so I pulled out my ancient Hero Arts stamp to make this card.  The sentiment is by Unity stamps. Did some masking and sponging. I also performed a little surgery on my stamp, as those falling dandelion seeds are attached to the main stamp. Just a little cut with my Exacto knife and I set them free! I am also linking up with: Mod Squad Challenge  - Anything but Christmas (exactly how I feel....) Happy Little Stampers Dec CAS Challenge   -  Favorite Technique (sponging is my favorite)    But I do have a Christmas card for you, in fact I  made two - they are slightly different - do you see it? My materials are: tree dies - Papertrey, sentiment - Simon Says stamps, some punches, gingham stamp - Stampin' up, PP cut with a die by Paper Smooches, added a little bit of Stickles to the tre

So Suzy Stamps November Blog Hop

Hi Everybody! Welcome to the November So Suzy Stamps Design Team Blog Hop! Perhaps you arrived form the talented Martha from Stampartpapel. My So Suzy stamp supplies : I used a paint chip and stamped the baubles in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed them in silver. Fuzzy cut them and glued them onto a dry embossed card stock. Added a sliver embroidery thread and silver Washi tape. Heat embossed the sentiment in silver on a torn strip of vellum/ Added enamel dots and sequins. Your next stop on the hop is Olesya - she makes the most amazing cards! You can't miss her! In case you get lost, here is the full line-up:  So Suzy blog Justine Martha Cornelia - you are here Olesya Josefine Giada Ceal Monica Nupur Of course we have prizes: $25 gift certificate to So Suzy Stamps Christmas Bunkie Bag - leave a comment for your chance to win! You have until November 5th to do that. And the best of all - we'