Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Christmas greetings - Oh no, I wrecked it!

I have been trying to add a few more Christmas cards to my stash. While I like the overall design of this one, I was disappointed in my stamping of the verse. I stamped it out and smeared it, I turned the paper over and restamped it and as you can see, the word Christmas is sort of paler looking on the left hand side.

I did not have another piece of the matching paper so I stuck it on my card anyway. 
That was a hard thing for me to do and I justified it by telling myself that only a card maker would notice ...Note to self to mail this one to a non cardmaker!!! teehee

The whole last usable scrap dilemna  made me wonder what other card makers do when facing the same problem?

If you are down to your last scrap of matching paper and somehow manage to stamp your finishing details with  a wee error...do you
1. set it aside and eventually check all over to try to find the matching paper
2. switch out the original paper and use a different colour with  a perfect restamped text
3. throw caution to the wind and stick it on anyway?

Normally, I would chose option  #1 but in the interests of getting a few more Xmas cards completed before my surgery, I opted for option #3...but as you can tell, I am not yet comfortable with my choice!!!

Should be fun to see the answers!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

1. Stamp and Create Challenge  http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.ca/search/label/Challenge - Anything goes
2. Stampin' for the Weekend  http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.ca/ Starting Christmas Early
3. Cute card Thursday   http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.ca/  Christmas in September
4. Crimbo Crackers  http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.ca/  challenge #24 Vintage 
5. Christmas Crafting    http://christmascrafting.blogspot.ca/  challenge #14 Traditional colours
6. Holly Jolly Christmas   http://hollyjollychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/ Sentiment only


Anonymous said...

I'm a number 3 kinda gal :) I love your card and I don't think that stamping "error" matters one bit!!!

Tracy said...

I love that you said you are going to give it to a non-crafty friend, teehee.
I will do a combo of them all, depends on what is called for :)

Glenda Atkins said...

I'm normally a number 1 but have been known to do number 3 when the time limit did not allow for #1 ! Your card is lovely just as it is but I know what you mean about a non card maker LOL!

Meighan Wheller said...

I think your card is wonderful. I love how you used the Medallion stamp and the script. Your blog post did give me a little laugh! I am sure who ever gets it will be happy everything handmade is unique - that's what I tell myself :) Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i think it looks perfect- i just continue on no matter what! LOL!!

Joann Burton said...

I love it. I would never had noticed anything had you not said something. Believe me we all have done something like that...lol joann sassy raggedy

Barb King said...

I think I'd just go with it too, we cardmakers notice every last thing wrong, but usually the recipients are so happy to get handmade cards, they don't even notice anything. It' very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Barb King...can you not do a contrasting colour of paper??? or a different shade of the same basic tone??

I am a non cardmaker, but I see the fade & it would bug me...I would give it to a non cardmaker because everyone appreciates a home made card!!!


Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, just caught up with your previous post - It's good to see that you are getting out and about again, albeit within your limitations. Love all the photos, looks like you had a great day out, and the wee tribute to your DH is very touching too.

Your Christmas card is lovely. As the style is a bit vintage the partly faded look of the greeting fits in very well. I wouldn't like to tell you how many times I've chucked something in the bin because it's not been quite right but sometimes you just have leave and move on ... as one of our crafting presenters over hear says, it's only paper :))

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Hey Maureen, we are our own worst critic, but I know what you mean about having sentiments crisp and clean, and straight, I've done the same thing, and most people don't notice unless the critic in us tells them, so don't sweat it, as it looks find, Also if you were to sponge around it a bit, it would look like It was meant to be.

Sarah said...

Hi ya, such an elegant card! Love the colours and the ribbon is gorgeous.

I'm afraid that I can be a bit of a slap-dash merchant and have just ignored some of my smaller mistakes on cards!


Anne-Elise said...

Your card is gorgeous! Just perfect! Love it! I would maybe first try to find another matching paper, but if I don't find any, I would just use it as you did! Have a great weekend!

Judy McKay said...

So pretty. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

Paige said...

Pretty card - I love the bling! Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly.

meg said...

Beautiful card I see the faded text as adding a vintage feel,thank you for entering the challenge at Christmas Crafting

Debbie said...

Very elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Hugs Debbie x

Tip Top said...

Looks fine to me!! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers