I wanted to try the reverse stenciling card on the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #253.
I thought it would be easy.
I was wrong.
I started with the Hero Arts Bold Floral stencil. In my mind it would be a beautiful background of floral prints with some special floral arrangements on top.
The angels would sing to the glory of my creation! It looked horrible. I should have taken a before shot. Really, it was bad.
I picture the angels walking away, wings drooping, heads shaking in disappointment.
It looked blotchy and sad against the white background. So I decided to ink over the whole card front hoping to make everything blend together.
Now it look like a blotchy card with ink on it.
I finally blended ink making sure I was color matching each flower. OK now it looked better. Then I water spritzed it. Much better. Used a border die to tidy up the edges. Even better.
I stamped out some florals. Egads. They looked horrible on the card. I tried every trick in the book. I finally die cut a Papertrey Swirly pattern in a copper shine paper and I really liked it.
The florals still looked horrible.
I ditched the florals and did a Boutique Border and embossed it in a copper/bronze powder. Ok, that looked better.
I finally put it all together and called it a day.
Days it took to design and re-design the card – 4 days
Number of die cuts not used in the card: 8
Hours of frustration and thinking about the card: 16
Number of Angels smiling at my final creation: Priceless
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