Saturday, 3 December 2011

No mistakes, see?

You know how there are no mistakes in rubber stamping? This is one of those occasions. It was my first time stamping with this set and seasoned stampers will know that sometimes the images don’t stamp evenly straight away.

This is because they have a coating on the rubber to ease their removal from the moulds – rather like greasing a cake tin. Some residue of this coating may remain on new stamps and you can remove it by sanding the rubber, or  even just rubbing it on your jeans or on the Stampin’ Scrub.

Anyway, moving on... this image didn’t stamp perfectly – the bottom of the cage was fuzzy, so I coloured it in completely with a black marker. It looked a little stark which is when I had the idea to add the rhinestones. Don’t they look fab? I might do that every time!

Stamps: Aviary
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, rhinestones, 1/8” taffeta ribbon - Basic Black, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Been there, done that! Things always happen for a reason as the card looks fab! Nicole x

  2. Awesome card! I wouldn't have even noticed the base of the birdcage! There are no mistakes in stamping, only chances for embellishment!!


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