May 08, 2013

Happy Mistakes.....And Rainbows

Today I have a card that I made as part of an all occasion set my best friends Mom is purchasing from me.  :-)  I made it with the current challenge over at Addicted to CAS in mind.  The code word is Rainbow.  It seems lately every card I make is a bit of a struggle.  I start out with an idea and it never works out quite like I wanted it.  However, even though it is a struggle I'm pretty happy with the end results.  So, that's good.  :-).  Anyway, here's my card....

I love rainbows as much as the next person but I realized I don't use them much in my cards.  Not sure why this is.  In any case, I used them and love it.  I stamped the happy stamp (Fiskars) in the colours of the rainbow with the birthday wishes sentiment (Fiskars) stamped in black on a small panel.  The sparkly strip is from a piece of patterned paper I cut out.  I also edged the birthday wishes panel in black.  The hearts (Fiskars) are stamped in black then I coloured the rainbow with my Spectrum Noir markers.  It's funny about the hearts.  I had only planned to put one on near the sentiment but as I was colouring it I opened up my yellow marker and a big drop of ink flew out and guess where it landed?  Yep right on my card.  It wasn't even that close to where I was working!  Argh!  By this time I had been working on this for a while (all that struggling, you know) and I was determined to save this card.  So I decided to add a couple of more rainbow hearts.  Well, I loved the extra hearts and the card looks better with them.  So, happy mistake!

Well, that's all for now.  Hope everyone has a fabulous day!


  1. Anonymous5/09/2013

    Hiya Kim, my cards are always filled with lots of happy and not so happy mistakes especially when I have spent ages on them. Your result was outstanding though and the little harts look fabulous.Thanks so much for joining us this time at ATCAS and good luck.


  2. Hi Kim - isn't it annoying when that happens - a flying spot of paint just where you don't want it! However, the extra hearts are beautifully placed and definitely look as if they were intended to be there! Love your rainbow of Happiness!
    Thank you for playing along at ATCAS!
    Sylvia x


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