To Err is Human

To forgive is divine…but in card making, to cover it up is even better! Who has not spent hours making an incredibly beautiful card, and spoiling it at the end when an ink pad drops on the card, or when the last background colour you add just spoils the whole effect you wanted, or when the text is not stamped properly… (although now with the Misti, I make less mistakes like that!)

vellum overlay

Well today I made a card without worrying if I made any mistakes (and I made tons) because I knew they would be covered up! I actually got this idea from Svitlana’s post for the Altewnew blog hop. She mentioned that with her vellum overlay, the background became out of focus. So I just stamped my happy heart away and didn’t freak out if the stamp image was blotchy or…

red roses

I used Altewnew’s Vintage layered Roses set and Stampin Up inks and even stamped the back of the card. I still masked the roses though when I stamped the leaves. I covered it with Japanese handmade paper a friend had given to me. The “highlights” you see on the roses are actually glue which was supposed to dry clear but didn’t because of the type of paper I guess. I knew this so I tried to put the glue strategically to create highlights. Unfortunately I’m still learning how to “shade with glue” so the cards are not perfect!

yellow roses.jpg

The sentiments comes from Stamplorations Fond Expressions set which I stamped with Verasamark and heat embossed them with Wow Embossing powder. I just love the font in that set! The panels were cut from gold card stock with my patterned scissors.

These cards are quick, easy and so stress free to make that I know I will be making many more of them. I would love to know what you think of them!

Thanks for stopping by!


These cards wants to play with:

Paru’s cardmaking challenge – Anything Goes Paru

Hand Stamped sentiment – I just went with the floral design hand stamped.jpg

Try it on Tuesday – Botanical

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – Anything Goes


12 thoughts on “To Err is Human

  1. That Japanes paper is adorable Gwen and I never try to make like this will remember your idea
    sweet card my friend
    so sorry I am so MIA not visiting my friends blog
    too much DT job haha 5 DTs and its make my time gone
    to commenting the cars as participant
    also I wait for you too at our CWS anniversary challenge it has some prizes too sweety klick on my side bar on my blog okay
    hugs aus Muenchen

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    1. Hi Monika. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, cardmaking is now your full time job eh? 😉 I have gone over to CWS but each time the theme didn’t fit as I try to make only cards I can give away, but I will not stop looking! Apart from that and ATS, where else are you DT? Kisses to you!


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