Friday, 3 December 2010

A Card By Accident

Hello Everyone

A little break from Christmas projects today. I am going to share a card I made almost by accident while playing the the goodies from my new catalogue.

I bought Hopeful Thoughts and had been using the marker to stamp technique to see how the stem image looked in different colours. Then I started playing with my new scallop trim corner punch. I had seen a video from Stampin' Up! showing how you could make a little frame using a 2" square piece of card.

I grabbed a random piece of whisper white cardstock off my very messy desk, cut it with my trimmer and tried to create the frame. It worked beautifully, but when I turned the cardstock over, I realised I had just punched the piece I had previously stamped.

It actually looked so pretty that I made it the feature of this card.

I used lots more new toys! The Confetti background and Curly Cute are both clear mount stamps - which makes placement a breeze. No need for the stamp a ma jig here. And I got to use my wide oval punch too - just the right size for the Curvy Verses stamp.

The colours I used were Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red.

Do you every have projects that happen by accident?


  1. This is beautiful. what a happy accident! x

  2. What a beautiful card, sometimes accidents are fun.

  3. This is so pretty, it is always great to be able to get more out of your tools.

  4. Oh my goodness, I wish my "accidental" cards looked half as beautiful as this! I really like how your stamping goes off into the punched border, too. Very pretty effect. I completely agree with you about the clear-mount stamps! LOVE them!! :)

  5. What a wonderful accident! Your card looks lovely.

  6. Nobody can guess it was an accident.... It is so mind blowing & beautiful..... That is what is called being talented.... Even an accident tend to become something..... :)

    Happy Celebrations!!!!


  7. Great card! Accident or not, it came together beautifully

  8. What a great happy accident your little framed flower is and I'm starting to wonder whether I now need that Confetti background set too now.

    Some would say that most of my projects are by accident, lol! I usually start with an idea of the finished item and they so rarely actually end up that way.The crafting elf take over somewhere along the journey.

    Sara xx


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