There no mistakes in art…

Thursday, August 8, 2013

only opportunities to embellish.
Happy autumn

It’s true! In papercrafting, mistakes just give us new ways to change up our art.

Happy Autumn 2

I designed this simple little card above, and after making my first one, I cut and stamped enough to make another half dozen.

But whoops…. I cut one of the colonial white pieces a tad too short. And darn, I already stamped it with Happy Autumn stamp set, using all those lovely layers of flowers and added the sentiment. That’s a lot of work to throw in the trash! What to do, what to do?

Happy Autumn 1

Simple! Just rotate the card design, flip a few of the elements around and yippee! Another card, all ready to go!

Give thanks for little mistakes.

What do you think? What’s your favorite tip to cover up a papercrafting mistake?

Close to My Heart products used in this project:
Huntington Paper Packet
Happy Autumn Stamp Set
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Burlap Ribbon
Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment


Lalia H. said...

I like your "mistake" one better because I like the green you added. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Nice mistake Tresa!! I love it when that just falls into place. "I meant to do that"!

Nancy Ball said...

Both cards are GORGEOUS! I agree...there are no mistakes in art....only happy accidents!

Paula said...

Didn't the painter, Bob Ross, always say on his PBS show, that mistakes were just "happy accidents"? Sometimes those turn out better than what was first planned!

Anyway... I'm lovin' the burlap with Huntington.... so I like both cards :)

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Love these Huntington papers! I've made a mistake where I've accidentally gotten a blob of ink on my finished card! so I just put another stamped image over it or add a little bling there. Or I've cut things too short, and turned the card like you did, and it works great. There's almost always a way to put something OVER a mistake and hide it!

Dawn Cortner said...

I've dabbed colored ink in mulitple colors over the entire inside of a card with sponge (lightly shading the background) to cover up that one ooops ink smudge.

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