Were you to eavesdrop when I am teaching a card class, you might hear an occasional "whoops". This might be followed by, "do you have another....?". Quite often, the "whoops" is easily fixable. But there are times when it is simpler to pull out another card base, or piece of designer paper. Those more challenging "whoopsies" return home with me and using them becomes my personal challenge. I just hate to throw things away.
This card originated from 2 separate class mistakes. The white card base got a little inky where it wasn't supposed to be inky. Of course, that was an easy fix. I covered it. The second mistake was made by one of the gals who was slightly overzealous when distressing a piece of DP. Luckily, the reverse side of the DP was solid purple. Again, it was an easy fix. I flipped it over. And, since I had a new embossing folder to try, I ran the plain purple through the Cuttlebug for some texture.
I decided to turn the recycled pieces into a birthday card for the gal who made the goofs at class. I'm sure she will recognize the oval and the rose, a SNS stamp fussy cut and layered, both extras from cards we have made. Then I added a simple bow and charm. Inside is a lovely Happy Birthday stamp.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #125 - birds and/or butterflies and ribbon
Creative Knockouts Challenge #105 - Flower Power
Natalie's & Amy's Challenge #36 - Charming
Splendiferous Creations Bloggers Challenge - use circles or ovals
Brown Sugar Challenge #182 - use something recycled (card base & purple cs)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #99 - Fancy and Feminine
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #125 - Things with Wings (charm) + ribbon
Below are the 4 cards my little group of Red Hat card makers recently made.