Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Mistakes

So it's been a while since I replaced my Cuttlebug B Plates...and since I use them all the time, I ran into a problem. While cutting a butterfly out of white cardstock, the middle and antennae did not punch all the way through. There was an outline of the cut, but it wasn't really a cut. For about 7 seconds I was ticked and then I realized that this could make for a cute card! I made another butterfly die cut, this time cutting it 3 times in different places on the worn out B plate so that it actually did cut all the way. I layered it over the original cut in the white cardstock, adhered it down the middle and bent the wings towards me. I finished it off with some aqua gems and I had a pretty little mistake, fluttering on my card!

Of course I had to add some embossing, border punches, stamping, ribbon and buttons as well -I can't leave cards alone - but then I was finished. Thanks for taking a peek :)
Cardstock: Paper Accents "Matte White" (129) 12x12; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry"; Glue Arts "Adhesive Squares"; Embellishments: The Paper Studio Buttons, Prima Marketing Gems; Ink: Big and Juicy "Vibrant Primary"; Ribbon: Ribbon FX; Tools: EK Success Border Punch, Provo Craft "Cuttlebug: Butterfly die, Machine, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder"

1 comment:

  1. That is a nice mistake! Gorgeous card! :) Thanks for the blog love! And I love seeing your work around! You have great talent!