In the wonderful world of social media, we tend to see the ‘perfect’ end product. What we don’t always see is the behind the scenes mishaps, mistakes and frustration. As a crafter, we have the ability to hide little mishaps with embellishments or turn the paper over and start again….not on this card!
I was scouring the internet for different card techniques and came across a technique called Retiform. It looked quite easy and thought I could get the card made in a short amount of time. Hahaha, I laugh at myself!! In this post I’m going to share with you my behind the scenes mishaps and mistakes….and my frustration was that this quick card took more than a short amount of time to create.
I had been waiting a while to get my hands on the Daisy Delight stamp set, punch and Designer Series Paper and was so excited when they finally arrived in the post. I couldn’t wait to share a card made with the stamp set paired with the Colorful Seasons stamp set and decided to use the Retiform Technique.
First attempt: (below) As this was a technique I had never done before, thought it would be best if I lightly drew my lines on the card front first. Began shading, all good, did my masking and stamping, still all good, until I was ready to erase my pencil lines….Oh no, not good, the pencil lines simply refused to erase! I tried at least 3 different erasers to get those pesky pencil lines off, but to no avail. First attempt put aside….
Second attempt: (Below) No pencil lines this time. Looking at my first attempt, I thought the stamped images looked a bit washed out and decided they might look a little more dramatic if I used a darker shade of ink. Oh no…. I was so wrong! Second attempt put aside….frustration creeping through at this point in time knowing that I had to attempt this card yet again!
Third attempt: (Below) No pencil lines and switched back to the ink used in the first attempt for the stamped images. I wasn’t entirely happy with images stamped in the first two attempts so decided to change them around. Finally, I think I have it…Yay!! Something worthy to share with the world.
The world of social media has the ability to hide our imperfections if we choose to. This time I chose to share my imperfections in all their glory!
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