Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day 22 - A pretty fall card

For a change, I had an image in mind for this card before I began to assemble it. However, my image called for a print background behind Miss Scarecrow & the embellishments. I have plenty of print papers, but none were just right. The colors didn't really work.

Not wanting to tear out to the craft store just now, I wondered, "why not make my own print, and why not use something reallly different to do it?" But what?

Just a few days ago I happened to notice some thread on an old-time wooden spool in my sewing basket. It must have come from my mother. I wondered if I could make a design using a wooden spool for a stamp?

Well, guess what, kids! It worked! This card shows my first effort but now I've thought of some other ways to stamp with a spool and am anxious to try them out.

But here's the funny part. I had cut out several pieces of cardstock for experimenting and when the time came to add the print cardstock to the card itself I was concentrating on the way the different pieces looked with regard to the pattern and in the process I inadvertently selected a crooked piece! Without even noticing my mistake, I adhered it to the card. Only after scanning it into the computer did I happen to see that error - look over on the left lower side where the background piece is chopped crookedly! Aaaargh! Just be glad I wasn't God. That wouldn't be a good time to be turning out weird creations.

Anyway, I'm going to remake or reassemble this card and fix the problem, so if you win it you won't see this strange looking background piece.

Do you ever mess up when you're making something? I do, plenty of times! It's easy to overlook details when you're concentrating on something else! But it's probably just part of the fun of cardmaking. . .


  1. AWESOME! Love the background and it's perfect with my favorite October Pumpkin stamp! Heading up to the attic to get out grandma's sewing box with all her wooden spools! You are amazing!

  2. Can't wait to see what you come up with if you go "spooling around" with grandma's thread!