So Long, Farewell...by Brianna Jackson
Happy Thursday, Roadies!
This week you can find me on the Ink Road Stamps blog, showing off a cheeky card made with What Doesn't Kill You. This set has a bunch of great sentiments, plus a few separate stamps so you can build a few sentiments.
When I saw this specific sentiment, I knew I wanted to combine it with a watercolor galaxy. I started with a galaxy background panel, but decided to break out a heart die cut and turn the galaxy into a focal point.
I used rainbow colors in the galaxy, and a bit of teal peeks out in the upper right. The teal caught my eye, so I mounted the heart on teal cardstock. I lightly distressed the edges of the teal background with dark blue ink, but it didn't show well.
This card was a perfect example of a project not turning out how I imagined it. At this point it looked very plain and clunky. Embellishments were a must, and I added some sequins for a bit of sparkle and whimsy. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, split it with my paper trimmer, and mounted the pieces toward the bottom of the heart.
The galaxy was so detailed and layered that it clashed with the simple teal background. I wasn't liking the card and thought about adding more sequins, but no matter how I placed them, they didn't add interest. Frustrated, I decided to mimic the galaxy portion and splatter pearlescent watercolor paint all over the teal background.
Luckily, the addition of splatter took this card to the next level. The contrast between the galaxy and the background is no longer jarring and the card looks finished.
Sometimes the extra step ruins the card, sometimes the extra step saves it. This time the card was saved and overall I'm happy with the result. I hope you like it, too! Next time you find yourself frustrated with your project, don't give up! Your next choice may save it. If not, you've learned something!
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