Friday, November 6, 2009

One of Those Nights...

Oh my goodness - please tell me you've had one of these stamping nights too. I got this stamp (High Hopes) a few weeks ago and I've been dying to use it because it's so darn cute. So I finally sit down to play. I emboss the image and then get almost all the way done coloring it in, and then I see something. The base board on the floor behind the moose is lopsided. I didn't emboss it straight. No, problem right. I'll just turn the paper a little - straighten it out and cut it again. Wrong-o! I chopped the image too close and shaved off part of the wall socket. Sigh and move onto plan B - and mind you, I don't want to color everything again - I want to make a card. So I embossed it again, this time straight - sort of anyway. Then I cut out the colored moose and layered it on top of the new one. It looks like I meant to give it dimension but really it's just a flub-up. LOL.

So I'm excited! I got one cute moose card done. Let's make another. I ruined two sheets (front and back) of watercolor paper trying to emboss it again but never quite got a good clean image. So I think - I'll just stamp it with Memento ink, let it dry and then color with watercolor pencils. Stamp it two more times without getting a clean image and I'm getting really close to cussing. LOL. Finally I got it and sat down to color. I used my handy-dandy watercolor pencils and then moved onto blending with my aqua painter only to discover that on the bow I accidentally grabbed a regular old colored pencil and not a watercolor pencils. I'm getting to the point I don't like this moose anymore but I persist anyway. I will have moose cards for Christmas darn it! I ended up using my markers to color over the wrong kind of pencil and finally --- finally I have 2 moose cards.

Ah I guess we all have those kinds of stamping sessions, huh? LOL. On the blue card I used a chipboard snowflake with a button and glitter as an accent, and on the red one I used Diamond Glaze on the Christmas lights to make them look glassy. Both Christmas sentiments are from Stampin' Up!, and as I mentioned before, the moose stamp is from High Hopes. I bought it at
7 Kids College Fund - one of my FAVORITE places to buy stamping stuff. Go check them out - especially their Nestabilities dies!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Sue :o)


  1. I have to say through all the mess ups, you came out with two great cards!!
    I have had some days like that, sometimes it is best to walk away and come back in about 10-15 minutes. You had some quick thinking!!!

  2. Sue, these Moose cards are so CUTE! You did an amazing job with all the coloring & snipping Girl! So cheery & colorful! :) TFS

  3. Well, after all that, they turned out fantastic! Love how colorful they are, super cute! And yes, I have those days for sure!