Monday, 6 February 2012

Not Good Enough.....or Was It?? Part 1

Hi Everyone,
Today's post is the Card I submitted to Just Add Ink for a place on their Design Team. As many of you know I was not successful.  We also had to submit a 3D Item and that will be Part 2, hopefully my next post.
I decided I would make a Male themed card as they don't phase me like a lot of other stampers and I made the 3D Items as the frilly girlie part of my submission.  For this card  I stamped the image using Versamark and Early Espresso and Clear embossed it.  I then masked the image and sponged the clouds.  I coloured in the sea and as this stamp has a very definite sea area I used my White Gel Pen to camouflage it and make it less noticeable.  I then cut the mats sponging the outside edges.  The Crumb Cake background has been crimped and I used the Early Espresso stamp pad to add definition.  I stamped the compass on Designer Paper and punched it out with my Punches and sponged the edges and mounted it on Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment, sponged the edges and ruffed up the edges with my Cutter Tool. For the Finishing Touch I used some Bakers Twine.
Stamps:  S/U's Curly Cute, The Open Sea,
Card and Papers:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Versamark, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Finishing Touches: Bakers Twine, White Gel Pen
Tools:  Big Shot, Sizzix Top Note Die, Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities, Cutter Tool, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Masking Medium, Sponges, Crimper, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape
You should take these set backs on the chin and get on with it but I am quite peeved for a number of reasons which I don't wish to go into.  I do believe that there must be something else bigger and better just around the corner, after all these little disappointments happen for a reason, don't they.
Please check out my next post also and let me know what you think.
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. I think this card is lovely!

  2. I think this is perfect. Shame about not getting into the dt....

  3. Susan your card is great and so was your 3D project that you submitted for the DT. We had so many great submissions that it was VERY difficult to pick and a vote had to be taken. We only had 3 card DT and 1 scrapbooking spots to fill and we couldn't take more, it was so close and so hard to make a decision. I understand your disappointment but it was not a personal thing just so close and so hard. Your work is beautiful and I for one continue to stalk you blog and admire your work.

  4. woah - if this was a reject, I can't imagine the calibre of the ones they actually chose!! This is gorgeous :)

  5. I really love your card Sue. great work.


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