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Old 03-22-2007, 08:38 AM   #1  
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Default Advice on how to fix a boo boo

I have a fair amount of experience in covering up, hiding, or otherwise repairing mistakes. I guess I am frugal (ok, cheap) and refuse to throw something away unless it is beyond fixing in some way (or I can stamp on the back side, right?).

But today I have a situation that has me stymied. I completed a card I really like - turned it over, and there is a huge smudge on the back of the main card (right along the top left side all the way to the center). I usually put my "made by" stamp on the bottom.
I could cut off the front and simply adhere it to another base card, but does anyone have an idea for fixing the back side?
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:50 AM   #2  
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That's what I do. Alot of people make "card Fronts" and stick them to a base card. I would trim it down so there is a "border: and stick it to a card made in a coordinating color.
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When I have smudgy boo boos (which is actually more often than not) I sponge some ink on the cardstock....so its looks like I planned it that way
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:52 AM   #4  
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I have had that happen before - laid back down on my paper protecting my work area before the ink on it had dried. In my case since the color was one of the ones used on the card I just "artistically" smudged ink on the rest of the back of the card leaving a clear area just for my "Made by" stamp info.

Some thing similar might work for you.
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You know sometimes you can spend more time and use up more supplies trying to fix a mistake than just starting over. I should know as I do this all the time!

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2 ideas, could you put a sticker and then your handstamped by? Maybe an address label would do. Otherwise, I agree with the above posters about just inking the whole back with a sponge or something. I just did this recently.
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Those are all good ideas. I have learned, since I started this hobby, that it does not pay to be too much of a perfectionist, or you will never accomplish very much.

Hand made, hand crafted, all those words imply some imperfections. If people wanted to receive perfect cards, we could all go back to buying Hallmark, created by machines.

I have gotten very cavelier about just saying, oh well, they will definitely know this is made by me.

I recently stamped the back of a card with my "hand crafted" stamp, and signed my name before I actually attached the card front. In the meantime, I changed my mind and decided to make the card longways. So the name ended up on the side, instead of the bottom.

I was proud of myself that I sent it anyway, lol.
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You could possibly use a diecut to cover up the smudge. Maybe even put Handstamped by on the diecut
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It's the backpage? Why not stamp a background stamp all over the page in VM or a subtle color that matches the c/s?
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I recently stamped the back of a card with my "hand crafted" stamp, and signed my name before I actually attached the card front. In the meantime, I changed my mind and decided to make the card longways. So the name ended up on the side, instead of the bottom.

I was proud of myself that I sent it anyway, lol.
Been there, done that! LOL

Thanks for the good ideas. I ended up using a little bit of several of them. I had used strips of a CB embossed sheet on the front. (See the WT105 card in my gallery.) I had a leftover strip just wide enough to cover that big black smudge, across the top. I then stamped a plain black repeat of the main image left center, and the "made by" stamp right center. Sort of looks planned - matches, anyway. Not much used in time or materials, and card saved.
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I've learned to live with smudges on the back. Not many people look, but if they do, well it just shows that the card is handmade.

Once, I made a card where the saying inside was on the wrong side and upside down. I was in a hurry, so I have a stamp that says "Pobody's Nerfect", and that helped explain the situation. It still looked nice, the person just had to turn the card around when it was open.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:43 PM   #12  
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I finished my card, opened it to put the greeting inside and stamped it on the back of the front part of the card. It was not only on the wrong side it was also upside down. I restamped it correctly and wrote oops next to the mistake. I gave it to someone I knew would appreciate my mistake. We got a big laugh out of it. Who hasn't made mistakes or smudged something? We stamp for fun don't we? Nobody looks at the mistakes like we do. HAPPY STAMPING.
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I know you've already finished the card that you were working on, but you could mount the entire thing on a single layer of coordinating cardstock. It would then be a flap-type opening card.
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