Friday, January 8, 2016

Smile While You Still Have Teeth! Unity Hop 1-8-16




Hi, Friends.....

Do you ever have a card where you try some new technique and it doesn't work at all????  So you improvise and turn it into something completely different???  Well this is that card.  I won't embarrass the talented artist who had suggested the original technique that I utterly failed at by telling you who it was and what I *tried* to do!!  lol....  Suffice it to say that there is very little that cannot be saved by heat embossing and distress ink sponging!!  :)  

I used some more stamps from my new Unity - Smile, It's Your Day.  The sentiment just cracks me up: "Life is short.  Smile while you still have teeth."  I made this wacky card for a friend with a birthday this week. I hope she thinks it's as funny as I do!!


I stamped the flowers in DI Broken China on white cardstock.  Then I stamped over the top a Unity lacy patterned background stamp with white pigment ink and heat embossed with clear sparkle powder.  Then I sponged with DI Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar, keeping the middle area pale for the sentiment.  I used Versafine Onyx Black for the sentiment and heat embossed it with clear powder again.  Since I stamped the words over the initial embossing, it is a bit uneven.  It didn't photograph well, but it is readable IRL.  I added some sequins and a blue bow and then mounted it on a patterned paper covered A2 card base. 

I really love how this turned out......despite my initial problems!  I adore the subtle lacy pattern of the emboss resist!!!  Hope you like how it turned out, too!!

Thanks for stopping by.  There are sure a lot of things going on in the papercrafting blogs right now....sneak peeks, CHA releases, etc.  Have you been commenting like crazy like I have???  I can spend hours browsing all the new offerings!!  "Supper?  As in a meal?  You actually want me to cook????  Bwahahahahaha!!!  Be right there (in an hour or two...)"

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity Designer Hop-Along
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New (I used a new stamp set, and made something new out of a failed technique attempt.)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (I used a new stamp set, and made something new out of a failed technique attempt.)
4. Amusing Challenge - New (I used a new stamp set, and made something new out of a failed technique attempt.)
5. Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #101 (I used the colors)

6. Double Click Connections Challenge - Use a Flower


24 comments:

  1. Just look at all that sparkle and texture! You do know though, that you're going to have all of us wondering what technique you actually meant to do? I like that this is both beautiful and funny...which is the perfect combination.

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  2. Beautiful work!! Love the embossing!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  3. Your card turned out very beautiful! Love the colors. And the sentiment is great! My Aunt is forever hunting for these type of snarky cards (and we do the same to her; fair is fair. haha).

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  4. I love the artsy look of this Janis how fun. fun hop at unity to.

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  5. Gorgeous card...love all those beautiful colors.

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  6. Sometimes our big goof ups become our biggest accomplishment! Your card turned out simply beautiful! I always teach, you can fix any mistake, never throw it away, and work on it till its perfect for you! Way to stick with it, i love the colors too!

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  7. Whatever you tried to do doesn't matter...turned out beautiful!

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  8. Great job! That's a fun sentiment, lol.
    I love ole grumpy cat too!

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  9. Great job! That's a fun sentiment, lol.
    I love ole grumpy cat too!

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  10. Very pretty and I like the funny sentiment. I like all the layers of stamping.

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  11. That is a hysterical sentiment... must go get it! And, of course, the meme fits perfectly1 Lovely card!! Saw your name on a couple of winners posts this week... congrats!!

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  12. great card! saw your gifts brought by santa on your stocking!!! wow he must know that you are so crafty!
    warm hello
    Bibiana
    DT MB

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  13. WEll whatever failure it was you certainly made it into something Beautiful, I love it :)

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  14. Looking good to me beautiful colours and love the sentiment x

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  15. Lovely layering, Janis, and that sentiment is priceless! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  16. Pretty card, Janis! I think you "rescued" it very well! I adore the beautiful texture and shine! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: This would be lovely to enter in our challenge at House of Cards, too! :)

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  17. Hi Janis, pretty colours. Great sentiment. Well saved. Hugz

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis