Friday, May 4, 2012

My 2 minute Boo Boo card

Hello, hello! I was planning to enter CAS-ual Friday's latest challenge to create a clean and simple card and use a flower or tree on it. I missed the deadline, but thought I'd share my trial and tribulation with you.




Using watercolor paper, I inked up Hero Arts' Large Solid Flower with distress inks and spritzed some water on top before I stamped it. Lifted up the stamp and placed it inked side UP, on the table.

As I was studying the stamped image, I must have tossed another pre folded card over the stamp. I didn't like the result, and thought about stamping it again.

I looked for the stamp and (gasp!) the card was laying on top of it! Just a few seconds and there were trace bits of ink already setting in. Dang! I didn't want to toss the card and thought I'd try to save it. I spritzed more water on the stamp and overstamped where most of the image was and......
I liked it!



I stamped the sentiment, rounded the corner and it was done under 2 minutes! I know it looks like a 2 minute card, but the way it came to be was just too funny! Even if I wanted to, I don't think I could ever replicate it.

And then I saw that I missed the deadline......(Big sigh!) But it made me laugh and I hope you do, too!



Oh, and I want to share a gift bestowed upon by two VERY generous and sweet friends. A Silhouette Cameo! Please excuse the strange shot, but UPS just delivered it after dinner, and the box was huge! The kitchen was the closest (and neatest!) place and luckily, I looked decent, too.

I'll be playing with it this weekend, and I'm so glad that I signed up for A Cut Above. Now to plug it in, and catch up with the tutorials! Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!



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28 comments:

  1. The card is beautiful! Love the CAS look. Congrats on the machine. Have fun playing with it!

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  2. Beautiful card,Donna!
    wooowww...Merry Christmas to you,Donna!

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  3. I loved hearing your story this morning Donna! Your 'boo boo' card is so beautiful!! Have a great weekend playing with you new toy!!

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  4. Great card technique, a very happy accident. Congratulations on your Cameo!

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  5. WOW...LOVE that card!! Sometimes accidents make for the best cards....
    You are going to rock that new machine!! xoxoxoxo!!

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  6. First of all, you look wonderful in your new kitchen!! Secondly, that card is truly a one-of-a-kind beauty!! I love it that you have been gifted with a Cameo!! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Hugs.

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  7. Isn't funny how the some of the best cards result in the most surprising ways?! Beautiful design! Enjoy your fabulous new tool!

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  8. OH MY, Donna.. where do I start?! First off, that card is AH-MAZING. Serendipity at its finest! Truly beautiful.. and now I'm inspired to try the same thing! :) Second, congratulations on your new machine! Cannot WAIT to see what you do with it! And third.. you look INCREDIBLE! Way to go, so very happy for you! :D Sorry for all the shouting, LOL I'm just so excited for you on all three counts! ;) xo

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  9. Love your CAS card Donna, so pretty and lucky you with your new machine. Can't wait to see what you create!!

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  10. wOW!!! You look great, Donna! Your "Boo Boo" card turned out beautifully! You received this wonderful die-cut machine in the mail! Life is good!!! :))
    Hugs, Marilyn

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  11. I really can't see the "boo boo" it looks perfect to me. :)
    Wonderful surprise and you look beautiful in your new kitchen.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    ;)

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  12. Aw.... it's too bad that you missed the deadline for CAS-ual Fridays! But never fear the new challenge just started (a birthday themed !!) and I hope you can help celebrate the 1 year birthday over CAS-ual Fridays! But boy, this flower card is gorgeous despite the unexpected "accident"!! Don't you just love it when good things actually happens when you least expect it? And you look gorgeous with the new big toy ( I see Cameo everywhere now....is the machine trying to say anything to me?). Have fun with the toy! I can't wait to see what you do with it!! Happy weekend!

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  13. First of all, your card is brilliant! Way to turn a boo boo into gold, Donna. And can I just say how envious I am?...I know you will make some creative magic with your new Silhouette.

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  14. Your card looks great and so do you Donna! Can't wait to see what you make with the Cameo. What a wonderful gift!

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  15. oh my gosh, donna, i'm so jealous! not only of your cameo but your beautiful kitchen and you look great! love your pretty and bright card too! have a great weekend!

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  16. Donna, I love how your simple card turned out! Wow! And lucky you that you have some wonderful friends who gifted you with a Cameo. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

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  17. What a beautiful "boo boo" card! Wow on the Cameo - can't wait to hear how you like it!

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  18. As everyone has said...a happy boo boo... this card looks like it was planned that way! And how lucky to get a Silhouette. And I have to say Donna, you look fabulous!

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  19. Hey sis, love your boo boo mistake card. It turned out beautiful. I'm debating on buying a Cameo. Can't wait to see what you create with this incredible machine. I join the class too even though I don't have it yet. I'm getting one soon......

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  20. Congratulations on your new silhouette cameo!! Wow! Your card is lovely Mikasa .. beautiful!!
    Sending warm wishes, Susanne

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  21. wow-your card is gorgeous! I love it :)

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  22. Adore your boo boo card. Lucky you with a cameo - I know you will love it. It is on my wish list too!. Can't wait to see what you create. Enjoy.

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  23. you look fabulous and your new kitchen looks beautiful. love the pretty marble (?) floor! and i think i'll rock the Cameo, too! =) do you love happy accents? that is such a beautiful card. love love it!

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  24. wow Donna
    I am happy for you that you are happy to receive this wonderful machine, cant wait to see wht's coming from you from this machine!!!

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  25. Such a happy accident, a truly one-of-a-kind look, LOVE the result! Have fun with your Cameo, I am not at all envious! LOL!

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  26. Gorgeous CAS card and EEEEK! You got a Cameo!! I can't wait to see what you do with it. :D

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