Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oh Smudge!



I made this card from some leftover snippets of SU! retired cardstock along with a SSS wishing trees die, swapping the inserts with green dsp. I added 2 narrow strips of coordinating dsp to the top and bottom of the brown striped panel and finished it with a punched gold, glittered star to the top of the largest tree. The only thing left to do was stamp a sentiment that was a discouraging moment! A little line of ink showed up just beneath the word Merry........sigh. Don't you absolutely HATE when that happens after spending so much time creating a card?  I cut 3 shreds of the glittered gold paper and just randomly placed them carefully over the smudge and on the bottom panel to balance everything out. I was going for a masculine Christmas card, but I don't know if I achieved that or not with the glittered strips. Oh well, it's another card to add to my stash and no one will even realize there was a smudge there in the first place...........unless they read my blog :)

I'm entering this into the Jingle Belles December Christmas Challenge which is always "Christmas/Holidays".

The card was created with inspiration from the Crooked Stamper Sketch challenge #11.

                                     

It's also heading to the Happy Little Stampers December Christmas Challenge which has a theme of "Star."

                                     
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Carol

20 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Carol, if you haven't said that the glittered strips have been put there for covering a mistake, I wouldn't ever imagined...!! They look really so well under the sentiment!!! :)
Love your design, I think it's perfect for male o female, it's so stylish!

jimlynn said...

Great 'save'! It really looks like you put the strips down on purpose too. You must be taking lessons from me on smudging! LOL! Love that die you used and the sketch is wonderful for it. A very pretty card Carol.
Lynn

Hettie said...

What a great card Carol. Love the masculine feel.
Errr what smudge? I see no smudge!!!
Hugs
xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever use of the glitter paper Carol, the Christmas tree line is very neat, enjoy the weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Carol, great recovery - your glittered strips look like part of the design.
Pauline
x

Anne Slattery said...

Great Save!! I love the card. No one would ever know (but us).

Leslie Hanna said...

Great save! It totally looks like you meant to do that. And yes, it happens to me more than I care to mention.

Thanks for playing my CS sketch challenge!

Stampsnob. said...

Oh I am liking this a lot Love the unusual color for a Christmas card .Lis

Donna Hanley said...

No one would ever know you made a smudge. It looks like you put the glittered paper there intentionally. I really like the look and still think it is OK as a guy card. I thought I was the only one that made smudges. I think that is what I excel at. I'm the Queen of boo boo's so you can only get second place on this one girlfriend. LOL Have a wonderful Sunday.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous row of trees, without flaws, on this great designed creation. x
 { aNNie}

Barb said...

Love all those little trees Carol. A great covering job. I really would never have known. Barbxx

MaryH said...

I dub U queen of the inlays - this one is very fetching with the patterned paper. And yes, indeedy, I get that little 'edge smudge' where the rubber inked & I didn't catch it. Clever idea to fix it, and I shall remember this!! (I would have just cut some paper, restamped and added it as a big rectangle! Your fix is much prettier!) TFS

Mimi said...

First of all, very cute card! And YES, drives me nuts when a little smudge occurs... it only happens when you have already assembled 99% of the project! But I actually adore your fix-- in fact, can't imagine your card without the strips!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great card, Carol and what a clever save from the smudge. The streaks you placed look like skate marks on ice. You did a wonderful job!

Sybrina K said...

Carol, I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I love the way you use snippets. This is a lovely card, and your smudge solution may not be masculine but sure is creative. :)

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card, Carol. I really enjoyed your write up about the smudge...I do that all the time. Most of all...loved your solution!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is really pretty. You came up with a good fix. I hate it when the greeting goes bad. Usually I restamp it, cut it out and foam tape it over the boo boo. I like your graphic strips as another way to hide the problem.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Are you kidding? Guys love glittered strips. They can envision making those with a big ol' glittered truck!! What an ingenious way to save your fantastic card, Carol!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

Inkyfingers said...

I think this is a fantastic masculine card and the star is a great finishing touch!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
Hugs
Carol x

Susan said...

I thought you put the gold strips down on purpose!! Great save for your smudge! Fabulous masculine Christmas card - I'm pinning it for future ideas. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.