Wednesday, 19 June 2019


Don't you just hate it when a card has gone well during creation only to be ruined at the last moment!
I felt that this one was fine until I stamped the sentiment in my MISTI. Someone once gave me a tip that to make the magnets easier to handle, a cover of Washi tape made them easier to handle. Sadly one of the magnets had got  something on it which transferred to the bottom corner of the card. I'm not really sure what it was but it was indelible. My answer to the problem was to trim the top panel quite drastically from its original size. I think it still just about works.
Inspired by the Ombre challenge at CAS Mix Up I made this one for the Challenge  at Just US Girls.

I even went as far as using similar colours to those in the prompt.
The stamp is from Papertrey Ink, inked with Versamark, sprinkled with three shades of WOW embossing powder and heat set.
The sentiment from Clearly Besotted was stamped with Stampin' Up, Night of Navy ink. The butterfly dies are from Simon Says Stamp.
Here is my second rescue of the day!
I was going to cut out this AI image with a rectangle Framelit die, but somehow the die must have shifted just a tad as I began to wind it through my Big Shot so that the fire extinguisher ended up right at the edge of the cut out and was totally unbalanced. The remedy was to cut the whole thing out with scissors, smoothing the edges with an embossing tool to give  a better finish and mounting  it on dimensional pads. I think in fact that this was a better treatment than the one I originally planned. The sentiment which was part of the original Framelit diecut was just re-cut with a little, stitched, rounded corner, square die.
It's for the challenge at CAS on Friday - People


  1. The card is just lovely! And no, never messed up a card at the end...HA HA HA! That really is one reason I bought a die cute machine for my more "misstamping"! No one would ever know this card was a "rescue"...

  2. Ooh your first card is absolutely stunning! Fab background for those gorgeous butterflies. The second card is such fun and a fantastic save. xxx

  3. Two happy accidents then, they are fab cards, very well rescued xxx

  4. I used masking tape on my Misti magnets. It seems to work to separate them when they get stuck together. I love youe cards.

  5. Awesome card! It's so simple and yet so stunning!!! Then your second card is a hoot. Love when happy accidents make for a better layout! The fussy cutting was worth it. Thanks for being with us at Just Us Girls! Any time you make a Birthday card we would love to have you join us at

  6. These are both fabulous cards Chrissie and rescued beautifully, we would never have known. The popped up topper with the pretty and elegant die cut butterflies looks perfectly proportioned and love the combination of the three tones of blue embossing powder, and that fun image is so perfectly cut out and placed and the textured card you are using is really lovely. x

  7. Such a fun lady! Love it! Thanks for joining CAS on Friday! Hugs Åsa


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