I was very happy with my plan and it was coming together great. Then I tried masking off a double sentiment and got black ink all over the place. Next, I bent the stamped image while fussy cutting, and I had issues with the partial die cutting as well.
But mistakes are just opportunities for creative solutions, right? And I'm happy with how both cards finally came together.
This card is most like my original concept.
I used my new Penny Black stamp and colored with alcohol markers. The patterned paper is from Doodlebug and the sentiment is from an older SU set. You would never know there's black ink smudges underneath that ribbon, would you? Don't tell!!
Tried to mask off the sentiment a second time and there was still a ghost image. So this time I die cut on either side of the goose with the Lawn Fawn stitched border die. Only I had the die placed incorrectly and the stitched part was on the paper I would be cutting off. Deep breath...... Oh well. Decided all was not lost and fussy cut that little goosey anyway.
All's well that ends well, right?!
I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge this week. Hoping to do so often over the next year so I can stockpile lots of holiday cards!
Have a great day!