Wednesday, July 10, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Rescues A Couple Of Fails

Hello, peeps! Have you ever had a card start to go wrong, but you haven't wanted to throw it away? Me plenty!

I had stamped the images from Deepti's Wooded set using direct to stamp with Distress Inks onto a panel that I was going to mount onto my card, but I didn't like where it was positioned on the panel. I wouldn't be able to fit a sentiment on the panel, nor on the base card.  So I fussy cut it.

Once I'd cut it out, I laid it on the base card to see where I wanted my sentiment.

That allowed some room for a simple sentiment from Bloom Happy beneath the florals. I curled some of the edges of the flowers and leaves to add a bit of interest. Ultra CAS.

So that was my first rescue of the week. Now, remember this card?

Well, my mum had asked for an 18th birthday card, so I rescued a too-colourful background panel and cut out a set of numbers, and added some diecut letters to spell the recipient's name (sorry, no photo of that stage). So far, so good. The fail? A total brain-fart on my part - I'd already made her a card a few weeks earlier. Sometimes it doesn't do to work too far ahead of yourself :)

So I cut a scalloped circle containing the numbers (at this point I hadn't realised it could be part of my Spotlight post, and I didn't use a STAMPlorations product, but ssshhhh), I cut out the words and fussy-cut the cocktail. Then I re-assembled the elements on some funky background paper. Good save?

The numbers don't show up too well on that photo, so here's a close-up.

I hope you enjoyed these saves!  

Party Time
Party Time

Numbers Plate Die
Tropical Drink - Large


  1. Wonderful 'saves' Shirley... just wish i could be so creative with my saves

  2. Great save's and you are so creative and love your unique designs x

  3. Great saves on your cards. These are wonderful. I really love that party one. The wild background is perfect for it.
    <3 J

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