Monday, July 19, 2010

The Card That Almost Wasn't!

Good Morning! Today I have another new Doodle Pantry Digi Image that will be released TOMORROW, July 20th that is yet another "Ants" image in the Doodle Pantry line. As I've mentioned before, I am addicted to Laurie Wilson's Doodle Pantry "Ants" because they are so whimsical...and who doesn't love whimsy???

I guess that you're wondering why this card almost wasn't...well, it started when I had to recolor the digi image because I had dropped one of my darker Copics by accident onto the image area and no amount of Copic Colorless Blender made any difference as far as lifting the color off the image. So, I recolored the image the following night and that went well. Then I had my layout figured and trimmed all my layers and borders and had them ready for sewing. The sewing went without issue then when I sat down to glue the top panel and the interior panel onto my white card base...I realized that the interior panel fit the card base but the front panel measured 4" x 5.5" and had ⅛" of the white card base showing on the each side of the card. So I thought, "What to do, what to do?" So I decided to trim off the outside layer of the interior panel to match the width of the front panel, when I ended up slicing through the 2nd layer of the interior panel with my Xacto knife into the sewing area. GRRRRR!!! I knew then that I had to remake the interior panel to fit 4" x 5.5" area of the card base....so all that went well until I almost ran out of the red designer paper that used to make the loopy borders and so I had to dig in my trash can to search for scraps large enough to make new loopy borders for the new interior panel...it just went on and on. Finally...2 days after I started this card, it was finally finished!!! I just wanted to share with my faithful followers that I DO occasionally have card problems like that as I'm sure others have had. Whew! I'm glad that that card is done, though...I'm tellin' you!!!

The photo below is of the problematic interior of the card....don't look too closely...you might see more boo-boos! And if you do, please don't tell me about them! LOL Remember, you can right-click on any photo to view it larger.


Okay, here's the deets:
Digi Stamps: Doodle Pantry "Balloon Ants" and Coordinating Computer-Generated Sentiment
Cardstock & Papers: October Afternoon "Thrift Shop - Near Mint" Designer Paper Collection, Bo Bunny "Strawberry Double Dot" Designer Paper, Martha Stewart "Playful Blues" Paper Pad, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers: RV23 Tender Pink, Rv29 Crimson, R27 Cadmium Red, R29 Lipstick Red, B000 Pale Aqua, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E27 Africano, E29 Burnt Umber, E31 Brick Beige, E34 Orientale, 0 Colorless Blender
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Petite Long and Scalloped Rectangular Dies, Martha Stewart Loop Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Pebbles Grosgrain Ribbon, Doodlebug Button, Crochet Thread
Techniques: Digi Printing, Machine Stitching, Copic Coloring & Blending

Be sure to visit Laurie TOMORROW and see all her new Doodle Pantry Digis as she has many more than I've shared! I hope to see you back here later in the week! Thank you for visiting and I love reading your commments when you visit!

5 comments:

Maria Matter said...

oh what a bright & happy card Linda, just lovely!!!

auntbeespickles said...

Oh too funny Linda! Well, not funny for you at the time. =) I'm glad you worked and worked at this card and finally finished it because it really is adorable! Love the coloring and I'm such a huge red fan so I totally fell in love with this! Great job! - Now, no more dropping markers - that's when the trouble started. =)

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is amazing Linda... So stinkin' cute. Love your wonderful coloring and fabulous mix of DSP. The colors and design rock!

Mary Duffek said...

Amazing! What an awesome background....love the clouds. What an awesome card...love the details inside and out. Blessings and Hugs!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super, super sweet card!!! I love these ants too!!! Oh my goodness, all the troubles you went thru to get it made. Way to hang in there yourself!!!!! Can't wait to see more!

Linda