3/5/2017

I wanted to make a card that was very similar to the monochromatic 3-d card that I made using a background stamp.  I had requests to remake the card, only this time, using a smaller stamp so that viewers wouldn’t have a buy background stamps if they didn’t already own them.  I loved the idea, so decided to make one with a great feather stamp set I own.  I started with the white ink and then layered some copper pigment ink over it.  I thought it needed more color, so I added a cognac colored ink.  I had a really difficult time with my sentiment because I kept forgetting I was using pigment inks and ended up getting fingerprints on the image and just making a total mess of it.  You’d think I would have learned the first time, but it took literally four attempts before I realized I had a copper colored marker that would work instead.  Don’t you wonder where our common sense goes when a project starts going downhill?  I was really starting to wonder about myself as I was getting more and more frustrated, but just wasn’t thinking about an alternative idea.  Isn’t that the definition of crazy, when you keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result?  I did kind of feel like a fool by the time I was done.  This is one of those videos where Rich will definitely be cutting out all of the footage of my repetitive mistakes, as no one really wants to see the same mistake over and over.

I’m not sure about the card, I think it’s ok, but not something to write home about.  Of course I am my own worst critic so I’ll let you be the judge.  In the end, I was just so happy to get the card done that I almost jumped for joy.  Almost.

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