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Video: Saving a Card with a Great Sentiment

by Daniel West April 20, 2020 15 Comments

Hey there! Daniel here with a great way to salvage blunders we all make in our workspaces. I promise you no awe-inspiring new trick. But I can assure you, the stamp set I use to fix my happy accidents will knock your socks off! Affirmation Messages features some super whimsical and funky fonts accompanied by retro graphics. 

Watch the video below to see how this card came to be. Or click HERE to watch on YouTube.

To create this card, I laid down the Sunflower Field Heroscape layers in Green Apple, then Pine, Butter Bar, Caramel and Cup O' Joe inks. I stamped down the Shine/Sun sentiment from the Affirmation Messages set. Next, I arrayed the farm scene out in my Hero Arts Mini MISTI and stamped it all down with Intens-ified Black Ink. I created a cloudy sky with the Summer Sky ink and a blender brush. Then, I noticed I had messed up the panel by mixing the blue and yellow inks. Also, the sun can't be seen so clearly through clouds. So I grabbed one of the sentiments I had stamped and fussy cut and popped it up over the sun. I saved my project!!

Affirmation Messages

For my second card, I masked out a scene using the Welcome Neighbor stamp set. But when I blended some blue up from the houses, black ink from the mask I used smeared up into the sky. Never fear! I finished coloring my project with Copics, blended in some Wet Cement on the bottom, finished the sky and covered my blunder with another fussy-cut sentiment!

If you watch the video, you'll find a third bonus card that I made error free!  Well, almost!! I used a stamp set Hero Arts no longer carries. So to fix it, I recommended a very suitable replacement called Winter Forest Animals! It just goes to show you, mistakes are just opportunities to innovate!

Thanks for hanging out with me a bit! I hope you get a chance to mess up a project and fix it today!

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CM413 Affirmation Messages
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CM411 Sunflower Field HeroScape
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CM238 Welcome Neighbor
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CG781 Birch Forest Background Cling
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CM377 Winter Forest Animals
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AF435 Intens-ified Black Ink Pad
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink
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AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink
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AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink
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AF207 Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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AF214 Cup O' Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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AF332 Caramel Bold Ink
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AF344 Green Apple Bold Ink
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AF342 Pine Bold Ink
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AF338 Summer Sky Bold Ink
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GW101 Precision Glue
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PS400 Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded...
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MT310 MISTI Mini Hero Black
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MT300 MISTI Regular Hero Black
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15 Responses

Patsy
Patsy

May 04, 2020

Thanks Daniel! I This is such a simple remedy but it looks like a whole bunch of folks, including me, never thought to to do it. I really appreciate your willingness to share. I have to go through my stash, I keep those bad cards even though I cringe at the boo boos. Now I can go back and fix them.

Bonnie Baldwin
Bonnie Baldwin

April 22, 2020

Thank you very much. I also use a extra saying to cover my mistakes. But I was afraid that this was " not accapted"

Ann Afflerbaugh Kehl
Ann Afflerbaugh Kehl

April 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the lesson. What I really got out of it was"DON’T TOSS" if you make a mistake – just find a solution and no one will know the difference – you can still produce a lovely card

Nancy   Borakowski
Nancy Borakowski

April 21, 2020

Love these cards so pretty and colorful

Renee Allen
Renee Allen

April 21, 2020

Thanks for the tips. Very helpful. I’m loving the new landscape stamps. Looking forward to your reopening!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

April 21, 2020

Love this video! Thanks for sharing!!

Liz
Liz

April 20, 2020

We’ve needed these wonderful large sentiment stamps. Nice cards! Thanks for introducing them!

Lagene
Lagene

April 20, 2020

Thanks for the video, great advice on salvaging booboos.

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

April 20, 2020

Great saves, Daniel—love the fussy cut sentiments, too!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

April 20, 2020

Awesome cards! Love that field of sunflowers!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 20, 2020

Gorgeous cards, glad you didn’t tthrew any away. The big sentiments are awesome and great to use on a “mistake” or just using as a focal point.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Michael Bess
Michael Bess

April 20, 2020

I really like what you did today! I have the lavender fields and the tulip fields . I also bought the birthday stamps from Creative Nation , but as yet have not used them. This gives me some new ideas. Thank you very much
Mike

Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

April 20, 2020

I think you did a great job Daniel ! Your cards are really beautiful, and for me, the ☀️ wasn’t a mistake, it could be a sunny cloudy day :)
Love the way you didn’t waste the card you thought weren’t the way you liked and fixed them. I’m always doing the same except for interactive cards. I don’t throw them away, but keep them and don’t give them.
Love your video ❤️

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

April 20, 2020

“Socks off”, tee hee. Love those sunflowers, but particularly love the welcoming coloring of the scene. Thanks and please be well!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 20, 2020

Thanks for sharing these beautiful inspirations!