Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The "just wasn't meant to be" Card...

Hi folks...I'm sharing another Distress Oxide card...the one I made late Monday afternoon...after the reorganise my ink pads session...
and I have to come clean and confess that the aperture was born out of necessity rather than invention when the ink splattering went a little bit wrong...there was much "OH BOTHER" or words to that effect...weeping...wailing and gnashing of teeth as I frantically tried to wipe away a rather large blob of black paint but the more I wiped...the worse it got. I was in no mood to start over so it was either a "cut my losses" bin job or perform emergency surgery. I grabbed a circle die...drew round it with a pencil and cut round the circle and flower...getting rid of the evidence and creating a "no-one will ever know it wasn't meant to be there" aperture. I covered the kraft card behind the aperture with Chatter Design Tape and added Quotations for the sentiment.

Little did I know as I returned to the cubbyhole after uploading the photos and writing this post that the "pride comes before a fall" gremlins were about to bite me on the bum and the card I had desperately tried to save had finally sealed it's fate by nose-diving off the shelf right in to my Ranger Water Bucket.
There's no point in crying over spilt milk or a wet soggy card for that matter...the "just wasn't meant to be" card is now on it's way to the Recycling Centre to be mashed into a pulp and I would like to think...reborn as a brand new sheet of paper but hey ho...a glass of wine and a generous helping of chocolate as a consolation and this old crafter is ready for a brand new day...lightning doesn't strike twice...right!!!
See you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

Jane said...

At least you got a photo Kath...yes that lovely card really was not meant to be!!! xx

scrappymo! said...

What a shame after all that work. It really was a delightful card. You made a good save with cutting out the circle and using the word tape.
Sorry about the loss of your card...but you seem to be handling it well...amazing how a glass of wine can help! lol

Nikki Acton said...

Oh you do make me smile Kath. The life of a crafter! I love your very short lived card though... At least you got a photo prior to the drowning incident xx

misteejay said...

It was a lovely card while it lasted LOL
Hope the wine & the chocolate worked their magic.
Toni xx

Redanne said...

Oh no!! After you worked your magic with the knife too.... I was worried that you had cut yourself again! Well, it may have had a short life but it was pretty amazing while it lasted... and I am so glad that you photographed it first! Hugs, Anne xx

Janette said...

Thankfully you got the picture before it did a nose dive Kath, what a shame, well it was nice while it lasted....enjoy your day....x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and love the aperture, a happy accident! So happy you were able to salvage the card which I love. Enjoy your day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

perfectly4med said...

I'd have whipped out the iron and 'coaxed' it back into shape. I think uber-distressed is the next big thing :)
Neil

Stamps and Paper said...

What a shame Kath but luckily you managed to photography your card before it went for a swim....your card was fabulous anyway
I think we all get days when things just go wrong

Anne

Enfys said...

I'm surprised my phone didn't ring! Good save, bad luck with the nosedive.....at least you got the photos of it looking gorgeous xx

Ann said...

Lovely while it lasted Kath!! You did an amazing rescue job too....I guess, pretty as it was, it just wasn't meant to be!!! Wine & chocolate are amazing recovery team members, and I'm so happy you had them to console you after the final disaster!!! Love & hugs Ann xxx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kath. Love the Oxide Inks. Hugs Rita xxxx

Liz said...

Half way through your post I was wondering why you had written what you did for your post title as you'd done such a fabulous rescue job.....then I read to the end! So frustrating for you, but hope the wine and chocolate helped. xx

Lisa H said...

LOL Kath, the save turned out wonderfully and at least you got it photographed before its bath. ;-)

KAT said...

I really like the circle behind that flowers and the use of washi tape! Sorry the card ended up in the recycle bin! Create on!

Ruth said...

So glad we got to see the photos before it went for a swim. It was a beautiful card Kath! x

Lee said...

Oh nooooo it is or errm was rather Beautiful I thought.Oh well that's life.Huge Huggle and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.xxxx

simo said...

It's always a pleasure reading your posts! The card turned out beautiful, no matter how was supposed to be in the beginning!!! Love it! Have a great weekend you too! Hugs...Simo.

Marci said...

It is a beautiful card! I am sorry it met a sad end.

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