Well, this card has been one disaster after another! Sabrina asked us to make a sunny card today, and I thought, easy peasy! First, the Versafine black ink smeared on the sun panel after I had the entire card nearly put together. Then, having to put the sentiment on a separate panel to save the card, I had the same smearing problem twice, after heat setting even - ugh! Then decided to emboss so got out some more white cs and after 2 tries I realize my black ep is not working - probably too old. Okay, so we'll try the 3rd ink and stamp the sentiment with Memento ink, which doesn't smear as easily on Whisper White cs. I thought this was going to be a CAS card, but in my hands, it was not! Guess I should go wash windows or something and get out of my craft room! TFL
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014 GMT Views: 469
Registered: August 7, 2007 Location: North Carolina Posts: 28160
Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 8:42 AM
Oh so sorry you had so many troubles along the way, but as I always say... one of the biggest skills in card making is how to cover up goofs. I had the exact same thing with my card today... had it all done, picked it up with Primrose ink on my fingers and messed up a spot on the sun rays... and then, the sequins were born. LOL! LOVE your end result and great sentiment!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 75312
Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 11:56 AM
The sponging in your sun is amazing - you've given it such depth that it almost looks as if the sun had been layered underneath the main panel. I'm sorry you had such a struggle with the sentiment - I hate it when that happens. But it's a wonderful sentiment to go with the happy upbeat feel of your card. It may not have been CAS to make, but the end result is!!
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 54474
Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
I know what you mean about embossing powder not working right. I didn't know if mine was too old or if the paper had something to do with it. I can't seem to find a gold embossing powder work for me anymore, even new ones I have bought. If you know a good brand, let me know. Even my SU which I thought once worked now doesn't. I guess it is old. I think your card turned out great even if it didn't in your mind's eye.